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Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, Tennessee Job Growth

There were 117,000 jobs in Kingsport, Tennessee in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 128,930 employed persons for the month. Kingsport added 700 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 441 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kingsport job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 117,000 +700 -4,600
CPS 128,930 -441 -4,228

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 124,100. Since then 7,100 jobs have been lost in Kingsport according to the employer survey. From a trough of 109,000 in April 2020, Kingsport has gained 8,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 139,810 for Kingsport in November 2006. 10,880 jobs have been lost in Kingsport since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 114,518, Kingsport has added 14,412 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Kingsport, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 117,000 700 128,930 -441
January 2021 116,300 -300 129,371 -487
December 2020 116,600 500 129,858 -425
November 2020 116,100 500 130,283 5,058
October 2020 115,600 400 125,225 -295
September 2020 115,200 700 125,520 -414
August 2020 114,500 -400 125,934 6,727
July 2020 114,900 1,900 119,207 -250
June 2020 113,000 3,500 119,457 -26
May 2020 109,500 500 119,483 4,965
April 2020 109,000 -12,000 114,518 -18,630
March 2020 121,000 -600 133,148 -10