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Chattanooga, Tennessee Job Growth

There were 256,399 jobs in Chattanooga, Tennessee in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 252,779 employed persons for the month. Chattanooga added 199 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,052 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Chattanooga job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 256,399 +199 +6,299
CPS 252,779 +1,052 +6,971

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 in March 2017 is at a new high of 256,399.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 255,783 for Chattanooga in December 2006. 3,004 jobs have been lost in Chattanooga since then according to the household survey. From a October 2009 low of 232,145, Chattanooga has added 20,634 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Chattanooga, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 256,399 199 252,779 1,052
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
August 2016 252,300 -600 248,286 -467
July 2016 252,900 900 248,753 516
June 2016 252,000 1,000 248,237 1,405
May 2016 251,000 700 246,832 920
April 2016 250,300 200 245,912 104