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Chattanooga, Tennessee Job Growth

There were 264,600 jobs in Chattanooga, Tennessee in April 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 264,017 employed persons for the month. Chattanooga lost 100 jobs in April 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 958 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Chattanooga job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 264,600 -100 +4,200
CPS 264,017 +958 +3,190

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 400 jobs have been lost in Chattanooga according to the employer survey. From a trough of 263,800 in February 2019, Chattanooga has gained 800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in April 2019 for Chattanooga is at a new high of 264,017.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2019

Chattanooga, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2019 264,600 -100 264,017 958
March 2019 264,700 900 263,059 814
February 2019 263,800 -1,200 262,245 504
January 2019 265,000 2,800 261,741 392
December 2018 262,200 -800 261,349 -39
November 2018 263,000 -500 261,388 -163
October 2018 263,500 300 261,551 -170
September 2018 263,200 600 261,721 -34
August 2018 262,600 700 261,755 104
July 2018 261,899 -400 261,651 230
June 2018 262,300 2,000 261,421 276
May 2018 260,300 -99 261,145 318