Department of Numbers

Tennessee Job Growth

There were 2,825,500 jobs in Tennessee in October 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,789,372 employed persons for the month. Tennessee added 7,900 jobs in October 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 5,102 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Tennessee job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey October 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,825,500 +7,900 +59,800
CPS 2,789,372 +5,102 -8,473

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 October 2014 for Tennessee is at a new high of 2,825,500.

CPS employment in Tennessee reached a maximum of 2,914,815 in February 2007. 125,443 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 99,584 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2014

Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2014 2,825,500 7,900 2,789,372 5,102
September 2014 2,817,600 8,100 2,784,270 -9,973
August 2014 2,809,500 6,000 2,794,243 -25,048
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