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Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, Tennessee Job Growth

There were 120,300 jobs in Kingsport, Tennessee in July 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 130,197 employed persons for the month. Kingsport added 200 jobs in July 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 393 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kingsport job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 120,300 +200 +3,000
CPS 130,197 -393 +2,649

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 3,800 jobs have been lost in Kingsport according to the employer survey. From a trough of 109,300 in April 2020, Kingsport has gained 11,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 139,432 for Kingsport in September 2008. 9,235 jobs have been lost in Kingsport since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 115,422, Kingsport has added 14,775 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2022

Kingsport, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2022 120,300 200 130,197 -393
June 2022 120,100 100 130,590 -270
May 2022 120,000 0 130,860 112
April 2022 120,000 100 130,748 130
March 2022 119,900 -200 130,618 323
February 2022 120,100 900 130,295 547
January 2022 119,200 400 129,748 486
December 2021 118,800 -100 129,262 -49
November 2021 118,900 400 129,311 99
October 2021 118,500 1,000 129,212 478
September 2021 117,500 -100 128,734 612
August 2021 117,600 300 128,122 574