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Johnson City, Tennessee Job Growth

There were 73,300 jobs in Johnson City, Tennessee in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 75,595 employed persons for the month. Johnson City lost 7,900 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 13,350 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Johnson City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 73,300 -7,900 -7,800
CPS 75,595 -13,350 -13,028

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 81,400. Since then 8,100 jobs have been lost in Johnson City according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 96,148 for Johnson City in January 2007. 20,553 jobs have been lost in Johnson City since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Johnson City, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 73,300 -7,900 75,595 -13,350
March 2020 81,200 -100 88,945 33
February 2020 81,300 300 88,912 -201
January 2020 81,000 -400 89,113 -337
December 2019 81,400 300 89,450 107
November 2019 81,100 200 89,343 138
October 2019 80,900 -400 89,205 164
September 2019 81,300 200 89,041 186
August 2019 81,100 200 88,855 158
July 2019 80,900 -100 88,697 75
June 2019 81,000 200 88,622 9
May 2019 80,800 -300 88,613 -10