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Johnson City, Tennessee Job Growth

There were 79,100 jobs in Johnson City, Tennessee in April 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 87,142 employed persons for the month. Johnson City lost 300 jobs in April 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 394 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Johnson City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 79,100 -300 -1,000
CPS 87,142 +394 +419

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Johnson City, Tennessee Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Johnson City 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 Johnson City, Tennessee

CES employment for Johnson City peaked in January 2008 at 80,500. Since then 1,400 jobs have been lost in Johnson City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 74,900 in October 2010, Johnson City has gained 4,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 96,102 for Johnson City in December 2006. 8,960 jobs have been lost in Johnson City since then according to the household survey. From a August 2014 low of 81,892, Johnson City has added 5,250 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2018

Johnson City, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2018 79,100 -300 87,142 394
March 2018 79,400 200 86,748 -18
February 2018 79,200 -400 86,766 137
January 2018 79,600 0 86,629 -169
December 2017 79,600 200 86,798 -38
November 2017 79,400 -500 86,836 -195
October 2017 79,900 300 87,031 -87
September 2017 79,600 -300 87,118 208
August 2017 79,900 100 86,910 274
July 2017 79,800 -200 86,636 109
June 2017 80,000 -100 86,527 -115
May 2017 80,100 0 86,642 -81