Department of Numbers

Johnson City, Tennessee Job Growth

There were 76,900 jobs in Johnson City, Tennessee in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 88,917 employed persons for the month. Johnson City lost 400 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 4,449 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Johnson City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 76,900 -400 -4,200
CPS 88,917 +4,449 -426

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 4,500 jobs have been lost in Johnson City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 73,700 in April 2020, Johnson City has gained 3,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 96,148 for Johnson City in January 2007. 7,231 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 12,740 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Johnson City, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 76,900 -400 88,917 4,449
October 2020 77,300 400 84,468 -175
September 2020 76,900 -400 84,643 -79
August 2020 77,300 -300 84,722 6,747
July 2020 77,600 -400 77,975 -1,572
June 2020 78,000 3,300 79,547 -1,228
May 2020 74,700 1,000 80,775 4,598
April 2020 73,700 -7,500 76,177 -12,768
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