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Johnson City, Tennessee Job Growth

There were 78,400 jobs in Johnson City, Tennessee in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 86,379 employed persons for the month. Johnson City lost 300 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 145 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Johnson City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 78,400 -300 -3,400
CPS 86,379 -145 -2,533

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 3,500 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 5,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 96,148 for Johnson City in January 2007. 9,769 jobs have been lost in Johnson City since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 76,177, Johnson City has added 10,202 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Johnson City, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 78,400 -300 86,379 -145
January 2021 78,700 -600 86,524 -18
December 2020 79,300 300 86,542 -2,644
November 2020 79,000 -100 89,186 4,718
October 2020 79,100 -200 84,468 -175
September 2020 79,300 600 84,643 -79
August 2020 78,700 600 84,722 6,747
July 2020 78,100 600 77,975 -1,572
June 2020 77,500 2,700 79,547 -1,228
May 2020 74,800 1,800 80,775 4,598
April 2020 73,000 -8,800 76,177 -12,768
March 2020 81,800 0 88,945 33