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Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, Tennessee Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Kingsport fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 3.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Tennessee rate. The unemployment rate in Kingsport peaked in April 2020 at 14.1% and is now 10.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.1% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Kingsport unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Tennessee 3.4% 0.0 -0.4
Kingsport 3.4% 0.0 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Kingsport, Tennessee, National

Kingsport, Tennessee monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Kingsport, Tennessee Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Kingsport peaked in April 2020 at 18,874. There are now 14,308 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,150 in March 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 416. Kingsport employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Kingsport, Tennessee) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Kingsport 4,566 -42 -266

Number of Unemployed Persons

Kingsport, Tennessee Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Tennessee
Unemployment Rate
Kingsport
Unemployment Rate
Kingsport
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 3.4% 3.4% 4,566
August
2022
3.7% 3.4% 3.4% 4,608
July
2022
3.5% 3.3% 3.4% 4,550
June
2022
3.6% 3.3% 3.3% 4,482
May
2022
3.6% 3.3% 3.2% 4,345
April
2022
3.6% 3.2% 3.1% 4,200
March
2022
3.6% 3.2% 3.1% 4,150
February
2022
3.8% 3.4% 3.2% 4,302
January
2022
4.0% 3.5% 3.3% 4,483
December
2021
3.9% 3.6% 3.5% 4,664
November
2021
4.2% 3.6% 3.5% 4,632

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.