Johnson City metro leads Tri-Cities Nov. sales tax collections

November sales tax collections were up again in November, and the Johnson City metro area led the Tri-Cities’ growth for the third time this year. According to the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations and MTSU’s Department … [Read more...]

Kingsport-Bristol all households – family incomes weather recession better than Johnson City MSA

These charts were developed from total income and benefits portions of the DP03 data sets (Selected Economic Characteristics) in the 1-year American Community Survey from 2008 and 2014 to gauge Great Recession driven changes in the Tri-Cities. The … [Read more...]

Tri-Cities private sector wage up in Nov, Johnson City drops to last place in state comparison

Private sector wages increased 1.5% in the Johnson City MSA in November. It’s the fourth straight month the average has increased this year, but it wasn’t enough to keep the three-county area from dropping into last place in a ranking of wages across … [Read more...]

Strong Nov. growth pushes Tri-Cities jobs past pre-recession level

Employers added 1,600 jobs in November pushing the Tri-Cities solidly past pre-recession levels. Look for these preliminary, non-adjusted numbers to be revised over the next two months as more current data becomes available, but adjustments on … [Read more...]