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Chattanooga, Tennessee Job Growth

There were 266,800 jobs in Chattanooga, Tennessee in October 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 268,377 employed persons for the month. Chattanooga added 300 jobs in October 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 379 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Chattanooga job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 266,800 +300 +3,300
CPS 268,377 +379 +6,826

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 October 2019 is at a new high of 266,800.

CPS employment in October 2019 for Chattanooga is at a new high of 268,377.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2019

Chattanooga, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2019 266,800 300 268,377 379
September 2019 266,500 600 267,998 530
August 2019 265,900 200 267,468 718
July 2019 265,700 400 266,750 800
June 2019 265,300 0 265,950 689
May 2019 265,300 700 265,261 1,240
April 2019 264,600 -100 264,021 962
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