Tri Cities Gain Jobs
For six quarters in a row the Bristol, Kingsport, and Johnson City areas gain jobs. This quarters growth was the highest since 2001.
"This marks the sixth quarter in a row of employment growth," said ETSU economist Steb Hipple. "So far this year, employment gains have averaged 2 percent. And linked to this job growth, the unemployment levels have dropped. How much longer can this outstanding performance continue?" (LINK)
I would guess it will last until the new congress takes over.