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Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, Tennessee Job Growth

There were 122,800 jobs in Kingsport, Tennessee in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 134,681 employed persons for the month. Kingsport added 400 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 708 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kingsport job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 122,800 +400 +1,400
CPS 134,681 +708 +1,308

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 1,100 jobs have been lost in Kingsport according to the employer survey. From a trough of 116,100 in February 2010, Kingsport has gained 6,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 139,667 for Kingsport in February 2008. 4,986 jobs have been lost in Kingsport since then according to the household survey. From a December 2014 low of 128,325, Kingsport has added 6,356 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Kingsport, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 122,800 400 134,681 708
January 2019 122,400 100 133,973 -861
December 2018 122,300 0 134,834 439
November 2018 122,300 600 134,395 923
October 2018 121,700 300 133,472 43
September 2018 121,400 400 133,429 -597
August 2018 121,000 -400 134,026 -735
July 2018 121,400 -100 134,761 420
June 2018 121,500 100 134,341 64
May 2018 121,400 100 134,277 -11
April 2018 121,300 100 134,288 796
March 2018 121,200 -200 133,492 119