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Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, Tennessee Job Growth

There were 122,900 jobs in Kingsport, Tennessee in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 133,483 employed persons for the month. Kingsport lost 0 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 54 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kingsport job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 122,900 0 +1,300
CPS 133,483 +54 +1,037

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 1,000 jobs have been lost in Kingsport according to the employer survey. From a trough of 116,100 in February 2010, Kingsport has gained 6,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 139,667 for Kingsport in February 2008. 6,184 jobs have been lost in Kingsport since then according to the household survey. From a December 2014 low of 128,325, Kingsport has added 5,158 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Kingsport, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 122,900 0 133,483 54
September 2018 122,900 -300 133,429 -597
August 2018 123,200 -100 134,026 -735
July 2018 123,300 300 134,761 420
June 2018 123,000 200 134,341 64
May 2018 122,800 200 134,277 -11
April 2018 122,600 200 134,288 796
March 2018 122,400 400 133,492 119
February 2018 122,000 0 133,373 927
January 2018 122,000 700 132,446 360
December 2017 121,300 -100 132,086 -107
November 2017 121,400 -200 132,193 -253