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Chattanooga, Tennessee Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Chattanooga fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Tennessee rate. The unemployment rate in Chattanooga peaked in April 2020 at 14.0% and is now 10.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.1% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Chattanooga unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Tennessee 3.2% 0.0 -1.6
Chattanooga 3.1% 0.0 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Chattanooga, Tennessee, National

Chattanooga, Tennessee monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Chattanooga, Tennessee Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Chattanooga peaked in April 2020 at 36,750. There are now 28,090 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 8,648 in March 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 12. Chattanooga employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Chattanooga, Tennessee) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Chattanooga 8,660 +12 -2,531

Number of Unemployed Persons

Chattanooga, Tennessee Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Tennessee
Unemployment Rate
Chattanooga
Unemployment Rate
Chattanooga
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 3.2% 3.1% 8,660
March
2022
3.6% 3.2% 3.1% 8,648
February
2022
3.8% 3.4% 3.2% 8,851
January
2022
4.0% 3.5% 3.2% 8,870
December
2021
3.9% 3.6% 3.2% 8,810
November
2021
4.2% 3.6% 3.2% 8,764
October
2021
4.6% 3.7% 3.2% 8,775
September
2021
4.7% 3.8% 3.3% 9,023
August
2021
5.2% 4.0% 3.4% 9,417
July
2021
5.4% 4.2% 3.6% 9,906
June
2021
5.9% 4.4% 3.8% 10,384

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.