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Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, Tennessee Job Growth

There were 121,700 jobs in Kingsport, Tennessee in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 130,897 employed persons for the month. Kingsport lost 300 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 94 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kingsport job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 121,700 -300 +300
CPS 130,897 +94 +593

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 2,200 jobs have been lost in Kingsport according to the employer survey. From a trough of 116,100 in February 2010, Kingsport has gained 5,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 139,667 for Kingsport in February 2008. 8,770 jobs have been lost in Kingsport since then according to the household survey. From a August 2015 low of 128,802, Kingsport has added 2,095 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Kingsport, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 121,700 -300 130,897 94
February 2017 122,000 400 130,803 440
January 2017 121,600 -200 130,363 -267
December 2016 121,800 -400 130,630 90
November 2016 122,200 -200 130,540 -41
October 2016 122,400 100 130,581 -13
September 2016 122,300 800 130,594 331
August 2016 121,500 0 130,263 245
July 2016 121,500 -100 130,018 -41
June 2016 121,600 800 130,059 -89
May 2016 120,800 -600 130,148 -114
April 2016 121,400 0 130,262 -42