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Chattanooga, Tennessee Job Growth

There were 266,700 jobs in Chattanooga, Tennessee in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 274,120 employed persons for the month. Chattanooga added 1,100 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 11,465 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Chattanooga job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 266,700 +1,100 -1,500
CPS 274,120 +11,465 +4,447

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 4,900 jobs have been lost in Chattanooga according to the employer survey. From a trough of 250,300 in April 2020, Chattanooga has gained 16,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in November 2020 for Chattanooga is at a new high of 274,120.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Chattanooga, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 266,700 1,100 274,120 11,465
October 2020 265,600 2,000 262,655 684
September 2020 263,600 -200 261,971 167
August 2020 263,800 -300 261,804 14,583
July 2020 264,100 1,900 247,221 943
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