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Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, Tennessee Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Kingsport fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2018 to 3.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Tennessee rate. The unemployment rate in Kingsport peaked in January 2010 at 9.9% and is now 6.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.6% in September 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Kingsport unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Tennessee 3.4% +0.1 -1.0
Kingsport 3.6% 0.0 -1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March 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 June 2009 at 14,435. There are now 9,429 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,002 in January 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 4. Kingsport employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Kingsport, Tennessee) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Kingsport 5,006 +4 -1,958

Number of Unemployed Persons

Kingsport, Tennessee Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Tennessee
Unemployment Rate
Kingsport
Unemployment Rate
Kingsport
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 3.4% 3.6% 5,006
January
2018
4.1% 3.3% 3.6% 5,002
December
2017
4.1% 3.3% 3.8% 5,273
November
2017
4.1% 3.3% 4.0% 5,513
October
2017
4.1% 3.3% 3.7% 5,113
September
2017
4.2% 3.3% 3.6% 5,044
August
2017
4.4% 3.4% 3.9% 5,375
July
2017
4.3% 3.5% 4.1% 5,667
June
2017
4.3% 3.6% 4.0% 5,512
May
2017
4.3% 3.8% 3.9% 5,372
April
2017
4.4% 4.0% 4.6% 6,260

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.