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Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, Tennessee Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Kingsport fell 0.1 percentage points in November 2021 to 3.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Tennessee rate. The unemployment rate in Kingsport peaked in April 2020 at 14.2% and is now 10.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Kingsport unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Tennessee 4.0% -0.2 -1.6
Kingsport 3.7% -0.1 -1.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 18,964. There are now 14,055 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Kingsport employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Kingsport, Tennessee) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Kingsport 4,909 -199 -2,368

Number of Unemployed Persons

Kingsport, Tennessee Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Tennessee
Unemployment Rate
Kingsport
Unemployment Rate
Kingsport
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 4.0% 3.7% 4,909
October
2021
4.6% 4.2% 3.8% 5,108
September
2021
4.7% 4.4% 4.0% 5,317
August
2021
5.2% 4.6% 4.1% 5,487
July
2021
5.4% 4.7% 4.2% 5,567
June
2021
5.9% 4.9% 5.0% 6,785
May
2021
5.8% 5.0% 5.1% 6,879
April
2021
6.0% 5.0% 5.2% 6,999
March
2021
6.0% 5.1% 5.2% 7,007
February
2021
6.2% 4.9% 5.1% 6,840
January
2021
6.4% 5.1% 5.0% 6,629

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.