Tri-Cities jobs, employment, private sector wages up in August – rate of jobs growth begins to slow

The Tri-Cities labor market moved out of its seasonal slump in August with a with 3,100 more nonfarm jobs than July. Compared to August last year that's a 1.2% increase and the 17th straight month of year-over-year gains. August preliminary, … [Read more...]

Sullivan Co. household incomes up 9.8%, Washington Co. up 5.9%; area self-employment down

Tri-Cities households posted their strongest income gains since the Great Recession in the latest Census data, and a county-level drill down shows even stronger progress – especially in Sullivan County. Sullivan ‘s median household income has been … [Read more...]

Kingsport-Bristol, Johnson City MSA median household incomes see strong 2015 increases

Tri-Cities 2015 household incomes almost saw the same increase reported earlier this week on the national level. U.S. median household income -  the point where half are above and half are below – was up 5.2% in the 2015 Census report. The … [Read more...]

Tri-Cities single male-female homeownership numbers a study of telling contrasts

Almost every real estate ad focuses on a family or couple and their new home. But that's only part of the story. The ranks of single homeowners have steadily increased as people marry later or choose the single life. That sets the stage for a … [Read more...]