Johnson City, Kingsport-Bristol continue slowly adding jobs, area unemployment rates decline

The Tri-Cities economy added nonfarm jobs at the average rate of 200 a month in August. Compared to August last year there were 1,700 more jobs in the seven-county, two Metropolitian Statistical Area (MSA) region. The unemployment rate dropped a … [Read more...]

Personal income revision shows local economic recovery slower than previously reported

Revised data show the Tri-Cities economy is still clawing its way out of the black hole of the Great Recession and the process isn't as strong as previously reported. Across the region's two Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) the recovery … [Read more...]

Gender pay gap narrows in Washington County; Household incomes see modest increase in Tri-Cities

Median household incomes in Sullivan and Washington counties didn't see the big 2016 gains they enjoyed in 2015. They also lagged the 3.2% nation-wide gain. They were up. But it was a modest increase. And with one exception in four key wage … [Read more...]

Sullivan County sees biggest drop in new commercial permits so far this year

While commercial building permits are a product of the business cycle, they're not always a good indicator of economic health. That's what the first half of this year looked like on a Tri-Cities regional basis. A drill down to the county level is … [Read more...]