Get ready for some sticker shock at cost of Tri-Cities elder care

Remember the numbers recently used to illustrate the contrast between the emergence of GenZ and the Tri-Cities Baby Boomers on the front porch of old age? A 2018 study by Genworth Financial Inc. adds another level of context - and some sticker shock … [Read more...]

Tri-Cities employers add 1,000 jobs, unemployment rate down, private sector wages up

Tri-Cities employers added 1,000 nonfarm jobs in October, the unemployment was unchanged at 3.8%, and the average hourly wages for private-sector workers was up in both of the region’s two Metropolitan Statistical Areas. So far this year, nonfarm … [Read more...]

Here comes Gen Z, but what about the 68,000 Tri-Cities residents on the front porch of old age

There’s a new generational group grabbing the fancy of writers who offer advice to employers and businesses. Can you believe it? The oldest Millennials are turning 40, and many are weary of the hype about them. So, here comes Gen Z. The oldest … [Read more...]

Local equity-rich properties decline, seriously underwater count see a big increase

Tri-Cities properties with mortgages have fallen behind the national equity rich benchmark for the first time since the recession. At the same time, all 10 local markets in the Attom Data Solution’s Equity & Underwater Report had a higher share … [Read more...]