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Chattanooga, Tennessee Job Growth

There were 263,700 jobs in Chattanooga, Tennessee in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 264,523 employed persons for the month. Chattanooga lost 1,300 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 352 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Chattanooga job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 263,700 -1,300 +3,700
CPS 264,523 +352 +2,638

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 January 2019 at 265,000. Since then 1,300 jobs have been lost in Chattanooga according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 266,366 for Chattanooga in July 2018. 1,843 jobs have been lost in Chattanooga since then according to the household survey. From a January 2019 low of 264,171, Chattanooga has added 352 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Chattanooga, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 263,700 -1,300 264,523 352
January 2019 265,000 2,800 264,171 -205
December 2018 262,200 -800 264,376 -244
November 2018 263,000 -500 264,620 -220
October 2018 263,500 300 264,840 326
September 2018 263,200 600 264,514 -1,163
August 2018 262,600 700 265,677 -689
July 2018 261,899 -400 266,366 952
June 2018 262,300 2,000 265,414 1,075
May 2018 260,300 -99 264,339 254
April 2018 260,399 -200 264,085 1,785
March 2018 260,600 600 262,300 415