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Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, Tennessee Job Growth

There were 123,300 jobs in Kingsport, Tennessee in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 135,878 employed persons for the month. Kingsport lost 300 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 372 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kingsport job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 123,300 -300 +1,900
CPS 135,878 +372 +4,213

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 600 jobs have been lost in Kingsport according to the employer survey. From a trough of 116,100 in February 2010, Kingsport has gained 7,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 139,810 for Kingsport in November 2006. 3,932 jobs have been lost in Kingsport since then according to the household survey. From a November 2014 low of 128,329, Kingsport has added 7,549 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Kingsport, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 123,300 -300 135,878 372
June 2019 123,600 100 135,506 532
May 2019 123,500 500 134,974 655
April 2019 123,000 100 134,319 660
March 2019 122,900 200 133,659 503
February 2019 122,700 300 133,156 651
January 2019 122,400 100 132,505 348
December 2018 122,300 0 132,157 21
November 2018 122,300 600 132,136 95
October 2018 121,700 300 132,041 200
September 2018 121,400 400 131,841 152
August 2018 121,000 -400 131,689 24