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Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, Tennessee Job Growth

There were 120,000 jobs in Kingsport, Tennessee in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 130,755 employed persons for the month. Kingsport added 100 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 137 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kingsport job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 120,000 +100 +3,700
CPS 130,755 +137 +4,034

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 4,100 jobs have been lost in Kingsport according to the employer survey. From a trough of 109,300 in April 2020, Kingsport has gained 10,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 139,432 for Kingsport in September 2008. 8,677 jobs have been lost in Kingsport since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 115,422, Kingsport has added 15,333 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Kingsport, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 120,000 100 130,755 137
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
July 2021 117,300 1,000 127,548 446
June 2021 116,300 200 127,102 248
May 2021 116,100 -200 126,854 133