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Chattanooga, Tennessee Job Growth

There were 265,200 jobs in Chattanooga, Tennessee in July 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 247,249 employed persons for the month. Chattanooga added 3,000 jobs in July 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 971 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Chattanooga job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 265,200 +3,000 -1,900
CPS 247,249 +971 -21,219

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 February 2020 at 271,600. Since then 6,400 jobs have been lost in Chattanooga according to the employer survey. From a trough of 250,300 in April 2020, Chattanooga has gained 14,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 270,013 for Chattanooga in March 2020. 22,764 jobs have been lost in Chattanooga since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 235,973, Chattanooga has added 11,276 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2020

Chattanooga, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2020 265,200 3,000 247,249 971
June 2020 262,200 6,700 246,278 -3,579
May 2020 255,500 5,200 249,857 13,884
April 2020 250,300 -20,500 235,973 -34,040
March 2020 270,800 -800 270,013 443
February 2020 271,600 1,500 269,570 152
January 2020 270,100 2,000 269,418 -305
December 2019 268,100 -100 269,723 50
November 2019 268,200 500 269,673 133
October 2019 267,700 -200 269,540 235
September 2019 267,900 200 269,305 369
August 2019 267,700 600 268,936 468