Drill-down on Q3 Johnson City, Kingsport-Bristol home sales adds perspective on housing market

Attom Data Solution’s Q3 Home Sales Report is one of those drill-downs that offers some context to everything you think you know about the local housing market. For instance: Owners in the three-county Johnson City Metropolitan Statistical Area … [Read more...]

Tri-Cities labor market flirts with pre-recession levels; unemployment at 3.8%

For the second time this year there were more non-farm jobs in the Tri-Cities than they were during pre-recession benchmark and the region remains at full-employment status. Preliminary, non-adjusted data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show … [Read more...]

Economy booming, but 2017 Johnson City Census data waves red flags

Last year was a good year for the Johnson City Metropolitan Statistical Area's (MSA) economy. But a drill-down on the three-county metro area's principal city shows some red flags of change from 2016 and patterns that don't parallel with metro area … [Read more...]

Tri-Cities sees first real economic growth since 2012; smaller NE Tenn. economies outperforming big metro areas

Last year was the best economy the Tri-Cities has seen in five years. It was the first year since 2012 when the seven-county area posted real economic growth from the previous year. With that said, 2017's real total economic output – gross domestic … [Read more...]