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Chattanooga, Tennessee Job Growth

There were 259,200 jobs in Chattanooga, Tennessee in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 257,862 employed persons for the month. Chattanooga lost 1,900 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 247 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Chattanooga job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 259,200 -1,900 +6,900
CPS 257,862 -247 +9,576

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Chattanooga, Tennessee Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Chattanooga 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 Chattanooga, Tennessee

CES employment for Chattanooga peaked in July 2017 at 261,100. Since then 1,900 jobs have been lost in Chattanooga according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 258,109 for Chattanooga in July 2017. 247 jobs have been lost in Chattanooga since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Chattanooga, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 259,200 -1,900 257,862 -247
July 2017 261,100 400 258,109 1,110
June 2017 260,700 3,800 256,999 2,054
May 2017 256,899 -300 254,945 856
April 2017 257,200 900 254,089 1,335
March 2017 256,300 100 252,754 1,027
February 2017 256,200 400 251,727 1,745
January 2017 255,800 1,200 249,982 1,704
December 2016 254,600 100 248,278 -207
November 2016 254,500 700 248,485 254
October 2016 253,800 1,600 248,231 313
September 2016 252,200 -100 247,918 -368