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Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, Tennessee Job Growth

There were 121,800 jobs in Kingsport, Tennessee in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 132,396 employed persons for the month. Kingsport lost 700 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 841 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kingsport job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 121,800 -700 -400
CPS 132,396 -841 +1,856

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Kingsport, Tennessee Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Kingsport as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Kingsport, Tennessee

CES employment for Kingsport peaked in February 2008 at 123,900. Since then 2,100 jobs have been lost in Kingsport according to the employer survey. From a trough of 116,100 in February 2010, Kingsport has gained 5,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 139,667 for Kingsport in February 2008. 7,271 jobs have been lost in Kingsport since then according to the household survey. From a August 2015 low of 128,802, Kingsport has added 3,594 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Kingsport, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 121,800 -700 132,396 -841
October 2017 122,500 400 133,237 -277
September 2017 122,100 -600 133,514 987
August 2017 122,700 0 132,527 706
July 2017 122,700 300 131,821 650
June 2017 122,400 1,600 131,171 219
May 2017 120,800 -900 130,952 -126
April 2017 121,700 0 131,078 141
March 2017 121,700 -300 130,937 134
February 2017 122,000 400 130,803 440
January 2017 121,600 -200 130,363 -267
December 2016 121,800 -400 130,630 90