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Chattanooga, Tennessee Job Growth

There were 250,800 jobs in Chattanooga, Tennessee in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 246,521 employed persons for the month. Chattanooga lost 1,200 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,650 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Chattanooga job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 250,800 -1,200 +1,000
CPS 246,521 -1,650 +6,384

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 November 2016 at 252,000. Since then 1,200 jobs have been lost in Chattanooga according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 255,783 for Chattanooga in December 2006. 9,262 jobs have been lost in Chattanooga since then according to the household survey. From a October 2009 low of 232,145, Chattanooga has added 14,376 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Chattanooga, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 250,800 -1,200 246,521 -1,650
November 2016 252,000 300 248,171 -571
October 2016 251,700 200 248,742 5
September 2016 251,500 -300 248,737 160
August 2016 251,800 1,300 248,577 -292
July 2016 250,500 0 248,869 392
June 2016 250,500 1,000 248,477 582
May 2016 249,500 1,000 247,895 892
April 2016 248,500 -1,100 247,003 -329
March 2016 249,600 -1,300 247,332 434
February 2016 250,900 900 246,898 3,465
January 2016 250,000 200 243,433 3,296