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Johnson City, Tennessee Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Johnson City fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 3.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Tennessee rate. The unemployment rate in Johnson City peaked in April 2020 at 13.8% and is now 10.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.9% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Johnson City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Tennessee 3.4% 0.0 -0.4
Johnson City 3.4% 0.0 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Johnson City, Tennessee, National

Johnson City, Tennessee monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Johnson City, Tennessee Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Johnson City peaked in April 2020 at 12,104. There are now 8,943 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,737 in March 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 424. Johnson City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Johnson City, Tennessee) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Johnson City 3,161 -13 -11

Number of Unemployed Persons

Johnson City, Tennessee Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Tennessee
Unemployment Rate
Johnson City
Unemployment Rate
Johnson City
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 3.4% 3.4% 3,161
August
2022
3.7% 3.4% 3.4% 3,174
July
2022
3.5% 3.3% 3.3% 3,137
June
2022
3.6% 3.3% 3.2% 3,041
May
2022
3.6% 3.3% 3.1% 2,919
April
2022
3.6% 3.2% 3.0% 2,791
March
2022
3.6% 3.2% 2.9% 2,737
February
2022
3.8% 3.4% 3.0% 2,836
January
2022
4.0% 3.5% 3.2% 2,951
December
2021
3.9% 3.6% 3.3% 3,075
November
2021
4.2% 3.6% 3.3% 3,059

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.