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Chattanooga, Tennessee Job Growth

There were 266,600 jobs in Chattanooga, Tennessee in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 266,499 employed persons for the month. Chattanooga added 700 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 806 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Chattanooga job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 266,600 +700 +6,400
CPS 266,499 +806 +4,343

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 2,800 jobs have been lost in Chattanooga according to the employer survey. From a trough of 236,900 in April 2020, Chattanooga has gained 29,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 269,322 for Chattanooga in November 2019. 2,823 jobs have been lost in Chattanooga since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 225,518, Chattanooga has added 40,981 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Chattanooga, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 266,600 700 266,499 806
October 2021 265,900 900 265,693 481
September 2021 265,000 200 265,212 505
August 2021 264,800 1,800 264,707 773
July 2021 263,000 1,200 263,934 576
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