Workforce Statistics

Unemployment

February 2009 Statistics 

Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol TN/VA Combined Statistical Area 

Labor Force

245,600

Employed

224,550

Unemployed

21,040

Rate

8.6

 

Sullivan County 

Labor Force

73,380

Employment

68,030

Unemployment

5,350

Rate

7.3

Bristol 

Labor Force

12,430

Employment

11,500

Unemployment

930

Rate

7.5

Kingsport 

Labor Force

19,430

Employment

17,360

Unemployment

2,070

Rate

10.6

Source: The Source (Tennessee Department of Laobr and Workforce Development)

Travel Time To Work

 

Travel Time To Work

City of Bristol, Tennessee

%

MSA*

%

30 Minute Drive Time

%

Less than 15 Minutes 4,675 43.26% 51,635 32.34% 29,958 33.66%
15-29 Minutes 3,917 36.25% 64,307 40.27% 38,543 43.31%
30-44 Minutes 1,492 13.81% 24,334 15.24% 13,420 15.08%
45-59 Minutes 369 3.41% 6,645 4.16% 3,474 3.90%
60 or more Minutes 354 3.28% 6,538 4.09% 3,607 4.05%
Average Travel Time 20.83   24.50   23.02  

2000 Census Data 

Source:  2008 Claritas Inc. 

*MSA is the Metropolitan Statistical Area of Sullivan and Washington Counties of Tennessee and Washington and Scott Counties of Virginia and the independent city of Bristol, Virginia.

*30 Minute Drive Time is from downtown Bristol.