Chattanooga, Tennessee Job Growth
There were 257,899 jobs in Chattanooga, Tennessee in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 262,220 employed persons for the month. Chattanooga lost 800 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 38 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Chattanooga job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 11,500 jobs have been lost in Chattanooga according to the employer survey. From a trough of 236,900 in April 2020, Chattanooga has gained 20,999 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 275,228 for Chattanooga in November 2020. 13,008 jobs have been lost in Chattanooga since then according to the household survey. From a January 2021 low of 262,182, Chattanooga has added 38 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Chattanooga, Tennessee Employment History