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Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, Tennessee Job Growth

There were 122,100 jobs in Kingsport, Tennessee in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 133,539 employed persons for the month. Kingsport added 100 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 889 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kingsport job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 122,100 +100 -100
CPS 133,539 +889 +2,736

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

CPS employment reached a maximum of 139,667 for Kingsport in February 2008. 6,128 jobs have been lost in Kingsport since then according to the household survey. From a August 2015 low of 128,802, Kingsport has added 4,737 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Kingsport, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 122,100 100 133,539 889
January 2018 122,000 700 132,650 145
December 2017 121,300 -100 132,505 126
November 2017 121,400 -200 132,379 -858
October 2017 121,600 300 133,237 -277
September 2017 121,300 200 133,514 987
August 2017 121,100 -500 132,527 706
July 2017 121,600 -300 131,821 650
June 2017 121,900 0 131,171 219
May 2017 121,900 -500 130,952 -126
April 2017 122,400 600 131,078 141
March 2017 121,800 -400 130,937 134