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Chattanooga, Tennessee Job Growth

There were 262,400 jobs in Chattanooga, Tennessee in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 263,885 employed persons for the month. Chattanooga added 600 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 527 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Chattanooga job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 262,400 +600 +9,000
CPS 263,885 +527 +20,441

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 2019 at 269,400. Since then 7,000 jobs have been lost in Chattanooga according to the employer survey. From a trough of 236,900 in April 2020, Chattanooga has gained 25,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 269,322 for Chattanooga in November 2019. 5,437 jobs have been lost in Chattanooga since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 225,518, Chattanooga has added 38,367 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Chattanooga, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 262,400 600 263,885 527
June 2021 261,800 1,699 263,358 4
May 2021 260,100 1,000 263,354 182
April 2021 259,100 -1,099 263,172 63
March 2021 260,200 1,300 263,109 -82
February 2021 258,899 199 263,191 -66
January 2021 258,700 -400 263,257 -146
December 2020 259,100 -1,099 263,403 1,247
November 2020 260,200 1,800 262,156 1,500
October 2020 258,399 1,099 260,656 1,237
September 2020 257,300 2,400 259,419 1,588
August 2020 254,900 1,500 257,831 14,387