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Chattanooga, Tennessee Job Growth

There were 269,200 jobs in Chattanooga, Tennessee in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 269,737 employed persons for the month. Chattanooga added 500 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 202 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Chattanooga job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 269,200 +500 +8,000
CPS 269,737 +202 +6,611

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 in April 2022 is at a new high of 269,200.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 270,468 for Chattanooga in February 2020. 731 jobs have been lost in Chattanooga since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 226,525, Chattanooga has added 43,212 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Chattanooga, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 269,200 500 269,737 202
March 2022 268,700 -400 269,535 313
February 2022 269,100 600 269,222 586
January 2022 268,500 0 268,636 359
December 2021 268,500 -400 268,277 -95
November 2021 268,900 1,200 268,372 66
October 2021 267,700 300 268,306 732
September 2021 267,400 600 267,574 1,062
August 2021 266,800 2,100 266,512 1,142
July 2021 264,700 1,500 265,370 1,043
June 2021 263,200 -400 264,327 733
May 2021 263,600 2,400 263,594 468