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Johnson City, Tennessee Job Growth

There were 80,300 jobs in Johnson City, Tennessee in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 86,992 employed persons for the month. Johnson City added 400 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 377 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Johnson City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 80,300 +400 +400
CPS 86,992 +377 -39

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 200 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 5,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 96,102 for Johnson City in December 2006. 9,110 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 5,100 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Johnson City, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 80,300 400 86,992 377
September 2018 79,900 -100 86,615 -440
August 2018 80,000 400 87,055 -280
July 2018 79,600 0 87,335 -14
June 2018 79,600 0 87,349 182
May 2018 79,600 300 87,167 5
April 2018 79,300 -100 87,162 414
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