Department of Numbers

Johnson City, Tennessee Job Growth

There were 79,900 jobs in Johnson City, Tennessee in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 85,828 employed persons for the month. Johnson City added 200 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 378 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Johnson City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 79,900 +200 +1,000
CPS 85,828 -378 +2,987

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

Johnson City, Tennessee Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Johnson City 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 Johnson City, Tennessee

CES employment for Johnson City peaked in January 2008 at 80,500. Since then 600 jobs have been lost in Johnson City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 74,900 in October 2010, Johnson City has gained 5,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 96,102 for Johnson City in December 2006. 10,274 jobs have been lost in Johnson City since then according to the household survey. From a November 2014 low of 82,676, Johnson City has added 3,152 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Johnson City, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 79,900 200 85,828 -378
November 2016 79,700 -700 86,206 -41
October 2016 80,400 -100 86,247 -71
September 2016 80,500 700 86,318 486
August 2016 79,800 100 85,832 145
July 2016 79,700 400 85,687 169
June 2016 79,300 600 85,518 -151
May 2016 78,700 -500 85,669 238
April 2016 79,200 500 85,431 343
March 2016 78,700 100 85,088 450
February 2016 78,600 100 84,638 1,136
January 2016 78,500 -400 83,502 661