Johnson City, Bristol, Kingsport jobless rates below 4%, jobs growth trend slows

May's labor market reports served up a lot to get your mind wrapped around. Johnson City unemployment rate dropped to 2.9%, and the rest of the area saw rates below 4%. It was the second month of decades low jobless rates and another signal that … [Read more...]

Johnson City wages post strong May increase, Kingsport-Bristol down for fifth straight month

Kingsport-Bristol Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), private sector wages, declined again in May while wage growth in the Johnson City MSA continued a higher rate than the national average. This Tri-Cities metro area wage pattern has … [Read more...]

Retail sales tax collections improve in Johnson City MSA – Kingsport-Bristol still in a funk; economic signals mixed

Northeast Tennessee's April retail sales tax collections rebounded from March's funk everywhere except Kingsport-Bristol Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Kingsport-Bristol had the dubious distinction of having the lowest year-over-year change … [Read more...]

Washington County leads Tenn. in new housing index; Sullivan also makes strong showing

Attom Data Solution's first-ever Pre-Mover Housing Index was an eye-opener for local real estate economy watchers. Washington County had the highest index in Tennessee; the highest predictive performance rating; it's the only county with a … [Read more...]