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Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, Tennessee Job Growth

There were 114,200 jobs in Kingsport, Tennessee in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 130,099 employed persons for the month. Kingsport lost 300 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 4,874 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kingsport job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 114,200 -300 -6,400
CPS 130,099 +4,874 -3,195

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 9,700 jobs have been lost in Kingsport according to the employer survey. From a trough of 107,900 in April 2020, Kingsport has gained 6,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 139,810 for Kingsport in November 2006. 9,711 jobs have been lost in Kingsport since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 114,518, Kingsport has added 15,581 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Kingsport, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 114,200 -300 130,099 4,874
October 2020 114,500 800 125,225 -295
September 2020 113,700 -100 125,520 -414
August 2020 113,800 600 125,934 6,727
July 2020 113,200 -500 119,207 -250
June 2020 113,700 4,400 119,457 -26
May 2020 109,300 1,400 119,483 4,965
April 2020 107,900 -13,100 114,518 -18,630
March 2020 121,000 0 133,148 -10
February 2020 121,000 0 133,158 -76
January 2020 121,000 100 133,234 -193
December 2019 120,900 300 133,427 133