Department of Numbers

Tennessee Job Growth

There were 3,026,600 jobs in Tennessee in September 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,087,676 employed persons for the month. Tennessee added 800 jobs in September 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 38,062 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Tennessee job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey September 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,026,600 +800 +44,200
CPS 3,087,676 +38,062 +85,170

Tennessee Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Tennessee 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 in Tennessee

CES employment in September 2017 for Tennessee is at a new high of 3,026,600.

CPS employment in Tennessee for September 2017 is at a new high of 3,087,676.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2017

Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2017 3,026,600 800 3,087,676 38,062
August 2017 3,025,800 6,400 3,049,614 11,283
July 2017 3,019,400 3,200 3,038,331 -6,442
June 2017 3,016,200 3,900 3,044,773 -9,152
May 2017 3,012,300 900 3,053,925 5,278
April 2017 3,011,400 -5,000 3,048,647 10,041
March 2017 3,016,400 10,300 3,038,606 12,408
February 2017 3,006,100 3,500 3,026,198 12,984
January 2017 3,002,600 8,500 3,013,214 7,978
December 2016 2,994,100 3,500 3,005,236 -88
November 2016 2,990,600 2,000 3,005,324 882
October 2016 2,988,600 6,200 3,004,442 1,936