Department of Numbers

Tennessee Job Growth

There were 2,810,200 jobs in Tennessee in August 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,794,401 employed persons for the month. Tennessee added 6,700 jobs in August 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 24,890 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Tennessee job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey August 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,810,200 +6,700 +59,000
CPS 2,794,401 -24,890 -9,468

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 peaked in February 2008 for Tennessee at 2,810,200. Since then 0 jobs have been lost in Tennessee according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,590,500 in February 2010, Tennessee has gained 219,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Tennessee reached a maximum of 2,914,815 in February 2007. 120,414 jobs have been lost in Tennessee since then according to the household survey. From a November 2009 low of 2,689,788, Tennessee has added 104,613 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2014

Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2014 2,810,200 6,700 2,794,401 -24,890
July 2014 2,803,500 6,100 2,819,291 -23,133
June 2014 2,797,400 -4,400 2,842,424 -10,883
May 2014 2,801,800 9,100 2,853,307 5,070
April 2014 2,792,700 5,700 2,848,237 8,152
March 2014 2,787,000 5,700 2,840,085 12,670
February 2014 2,781,300 10,300 2,827,415 12,122
January 2014 2,771,000 -3,400 2,815,293 18,877
December 2013 2,774,400 1,600 2,796,416 -205
November 2013 2,772,800 7,100 2,796,621 -1,224
October 2013 2,765,700 9,700 2,797,845 -2,609
September 2013 2,756,000 4,800 2,800,454 -3,415
August 2013 2,751,200 2,400 2,803,869 -5,839