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Johnson City, Tennessee Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Johnson City fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2021 to 4.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Tennessee rate. The unemployment rate in Johnson City peaked in April 2020 at 13.8% and is now 9.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.7% in January 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Johnson City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Tennessee 4.9% -0.2 +1.0
Johnson City 4.7% 0.0 +1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 12,205. There are now 7,989 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Johnson City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Johnson City, Tennessee) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Johnson City 4,216 -54 +763

Number of Unemployed Persons

Johnson City, Tennessee Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Tennessee
Unemployment Rate
Johnson City
Unemployment Rate
Johnson City
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 4.9% 4.7% 4,216
January
2021
6.3% 5.1% 4.7% 4,270
December
2020
6.7% 5.6% 6.8% 6,344
November
2020
6.7% 5.6% 5.4% 5,117
October
2020
6.9% 7.8% 7.2% 6,590
September
2020
7.8% 7.9% 5.8% 5,187
August
2020
8.4% 8.1% 7.7% 7,052
July
2020
10.2% 8.9% 8.5% 7,229
June
2020
11.1% 9.3% 8.4% 7,328
May
2020
13.3% 9.6% 9.4% 8,352
April
2020
14.8% 15.8% 13.8% 12,205

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.