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Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, Tennessee Job Growth

There were 118,100 jobs in Kingsport, Tennessee in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 128,171 employed persons for the month. Kingsport added 100 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 382 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kingsport job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 118,100 +100 +3,200
CPS 128,171 +382 +6,707

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 6,000 jobs have been lost in Kingsport according to the employer survey. From a trough of 109,000 in April 2020, Kingsport has gained 9,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 139,432 for Kingsport in September 2008. 11,261 jobs have been lost in Kingsport since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 114,815, Kingsport has added 13,356 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Kingsport, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 118,100 100 128,171 382
June 2021 118,000 700 127,789 169
May 2021 117,300 1,000 127,620 232
April 2021 116,300 -500 127,388 50
March 2021 116,800 0 127,338 9
February 2021 116,800 500 127,329 169
January 2021 116,300 -300 127,160 225
December 2020 116,600 500 126,935 -244
November 2020 116,100 500 127,179 -245
October 2020 115,600 400 127,424 -169
September 2020 115,200 700 127,593 -347
August 2020 114,500 -400 127,940 6,476