Department of Numbers

Tennessee Job Growth

There were 3,011,200 jobs in Tennessee in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,053,674 employed persons for the month. Tennessee lost 200 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 5,027 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Tennessee job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,011,200 -200 +57,500
CPS 3,053,674 +5,027 +70,701

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 March 2017 for Tennessee at 3,016,400. Since then 5,200 jobs have been lost in Tennessee according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Tennessee for May 2017 is at a new high of 3,053,674.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 3,011,200 -200 3,053,674 5,027
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
September 2016 2,982,400 7,000 3,002,506 3,377
August 2016 2,975,400 3,600 2,999,129 4,848
July 2016 2,971,800 12,900 2,994,281 5,677
June 2016 2,958,900 5,200 2,988,604 5,631