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Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, Tennessee Job Growth

There were 108,900 jobs in Kingsport, Tennessee in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 114,831 employed persons for the month. Kingsport lost 12,100 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 18,317 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kingsport job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 108,900 -12,100 -12,600
CPS 114,831 -18,317 -18,240

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 15,000 jobs have been lost in Kingsport according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 139,810 for Kingsport in November 2006. 24,979 jobs have been lost in Kingsport since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Kingsport, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 108,900 -12,100 114,831 -18,317
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
November 2019 120,600 -200 133,294 144
October 2019 120,800 700 133,150 129
September 2019 120,100 -1,000 133,021 87
August 2019 121,100 500 132,934 31
July 2019 120,600 -500 132,903 -48
June 2019 121,100 -100 132,951 -76
May 2019 121,200 -300 133,027 -44