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Chattanooga, Tennessee Job Growth

There were 264,800 jobs in Chattanooga, Tennessee in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 264,268 employed persons for the month. Chattanooga lost 200 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 246 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Chattanooga job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 264,800 -200 +5,900
CPS 264,268 -246 +4,798

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 September 2018 at 265,000. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Chattanooga according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 266,366 for Chattanooga in July 2018. 2,098 jobs have been lost in Chattanooga since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Chattanooga, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 264,800 -200 264,268 -246
September 2018 265,000 300 264,514 -1,163
August 2018 264,700 -100 265,677 -689
July 2018 264,800 800 266,366 952
June 2018 264,000 1,300 265,414 1,075
May 2018 262,700 1,000 264,339 254
April 2018 261,700 500 264,085 1,785
March 2018 261,200 599 262,300 415
February 2018 260,600 200 261,885 1,652
January 2018 260,399 1,000 260,233 668
December 2017 259,399 -200 259,565 -153
November 2017 259,600 700 259,718 248