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Johnson City, Tennessee Job Growth

There were 79,300 jobs in Johnson City, Tennessee in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 86,287 employed persons for the month. Johnson City added 600 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 107 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Johnson City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 79,300 +600 +4,500
CPS 86,287 +107 +7,530

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 December 2019 at 81,900. Since then 2,600 jobs have been lost in Johnson City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 73,000 in April 2020, Johnson City has gained 6,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 95,272 for Johnson City in January 2007. 8,985 jobs have been lost in Johnson City since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 74,898, Johnson City has added 11,389 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Johnson City, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 79,300 600 86,287 107
April 2021 78,700 200 86,180 -86
March 2021 78,500 300 86,266 -281
February 2021 78,200 -500 86,547 -225
January 2021 78,700 -600 86,772 -46
December 2020 79,300 300 86,818 -33
November 2020 79,000 -100 86,851 -56
October 2020 79,100 -200 86,907 1
September 2020 79,300 600 86,906 62
August 2020 78,700 600 86,844 6,777
July 2020 78,100 600 80,067 457
June 2020 77,500 2,700 79,610 853