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Johnson City, Tennessee Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Johnson City fell 0.3 percentage points in February 2019 to 3.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Tennessee rate. The unemployment rate in Johnson City peaked in January 2010 at 10.4% and is now 7.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Johnson City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Tennessee 3.2% -0.1 -0.4
Johnson City 3.3% -0.3 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 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 January 2010 at 9,868. There are now 6,805 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 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Johnson City 3,063 -211 -301

Number of Unemployed Persons

Johnson City, Tennessee Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Tennessee
Unemployment Rate
Johnson City
Unemployment Rate
Johnson City
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.2%
February
2019
3.8% 3.2% 3.3% 3,063
January
2019
4.0% 3.3% 3.6% 3,274
December
2018
3.9% 3.3% 3.7% 3,379
November
2018
3.7% 3.3% 4.0% 3,664
October
2018
3.8% 3.3% 4.2% 3,849
September
2018
3.7% 3.4% 4.1% 3,734
August
2018
3.8% 3.5% 4.0% 3,617
July
2018
3.9% 3.5% 4.0% 3,672
June
2018
4.0% 3.6% 3.9% 3,507
May
2018
3.8% 3.6% 3.6% 3,247
April
2018
3.9% 3.6% 3.6% 3,247

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.