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Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, Tennessee Job Growth

There were 121,300 jobs in Kingsport, Tennessee in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 131,434 employed persons for the month. Kingsport lost 900 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 48 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kingsport job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 121,300 -900 -1,300
CPS 131,434 -48 +1,537

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

CPS employment reached a maximum of 139,667 for Kingsport in February 2008. 8,233 jobs have been lost in Kingsport since then according to the household survey. From a August 2015 low of 128,931, Kingsport has added 2,503 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Kingsport, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 121,300 -900 131,434 -48
November 2016 122,200 -100 131,482 -35
October 2016 122,300 -1,000 131,517 -583
September 2016 123,300 600 132,100 379
August 2016 122,700 400 131,721 8
July 2016 122,300 300 131,713 -5
June 2016 122,000 100 131,718 -227
May 2016 121,900 0 131,945 -46
April 2016 121,900 -700 131,991 -131
March 2016 122,600 -200 132,122 96
February 2016 122,800 0 132,026 1,009
January 2016 122,800 200 131,017 1,120