Tri-Cities job growth rate slows; Johnson City MSA continues losing jobs

The annual seasonal labor market slump has arrived in the Tri-Cities, but only one of the region's two metro areas had fewer jobs than June last year.  The Johnson City Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) kept the dubious distinction of being the … [Read more...]

Kingsport new home market brisk despite headwinds

Kingsport new home activity increased during the first half of this year, and unlike what's being reported about the national new home market there's no sign of a sales decline. But there're some differences from what was being built last year. If … [Read more...]

Sullivan Co. leads region in home sales, new foreclosures; looser lending standards cited in foreclosure flare-up

Looser lending standards are being blamed for an increase in foreclosures in half of the counties in Northeast Tennessee during the first half of 2018. Sullivan County, which has the strongest home sales so far this year is also the leading the … [Read more...]

Kingsport-Bristol sales tax collection stumble in May – growth rate still leads region

May was a down month for sales tax collections in Tennessee. Only two metro areas managed a year-over-year gain – Clarksville, and Knoxville. Statewide seasonally adjusted collections were 0.4% better than May last year. Here in Northeast … [Read more...]