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Region continues to add jobs, Tri-Cities unemployment rate drops

Sharon Hayes • Nov 12, 2012 at 10:07 AM

The Tri-Cities has officially marked 10 consecutive quarters of job growth.

According to the latest labor market report issued Monday by East Tennessee State University, the region continued to experience job growth in the third quarter this year, adding 1,213 jobs vs. the same period of 2011.

Meanwhile the Tri-Cities unemployment rate plunged 10.84 percent to 7.46 percent for the quarter.

Read more of this story in Tuesday's print edition of the Times-News.

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