Johnson City metro shows 2015 population gain; Kingsport-Bristol posts largest loss in state

Another year's population change data from the Census Bureau shows the Tri-Cities lost 103 residents during the July 1, 2014 – July 1, 2015 estimate. And like last year the Johnson City metro area grew, just not enough to offset the losses in … [Read more...]

Tri-Cities sees another month of uneven job gains in both Kingsport-Bristol, Johnson City metro areas

The overall tri-Cities jobs picture improved in May, but that improvement is slow, doesn't include all 12 sectors and is another example of the type growth that has so frustrated residents. MTSU's labor market heat charts are a quick way to get a … [Read more...]

Johnson City metro, Kingsport-Bristol May wage increases higher than job creation rate

May was another good month for Tri-Cities workers.  Year-over-year private sector wage rates for both metro areas were higher than the job creation rate, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Q4 numbers for total wages came in strong. Johnson … [Read more...]

Johnson City metro job creation surge highlights Tri-Cities labor market report

May Tri-Cities job creations were not the disappointment they were on the national level. A surge in the Johnson City metro area more than made up for a softer increase in Kingsport-Bristol and gave the region a 1.8% year-over-year … [Read more...]