Department of Numbers

Tennessee Job Growth

There were 2,989,500 jobs in Tennessee in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,035,021 employed persons for the month. Tennessee added 6,600 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 1,027 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Tennessee job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,989,500 +6,600 +48,300
CPS 3,035,021 -1,027 +139,561

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 December 2016 for Tennessee is at a new high of 2,989,500.

CPS employment in Tennessee reached a maximum of 3,036,048 in November 2016. 1,027 jobs have been lost in Tennessee since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 2,989,500 6,600 3,035,021 -1,027
November 2016 2,982,900 -2,900 3,036,048 12,784
October 2016 2,985,800 4,700 3,023,264 15,321
September 2016 2,981,100 15,800 3,007,943 15,764
August 2016 2,965,300 6,700 2,992,179 158
July 2016 2,958,600 7,300 2,992,021 -11,482
June 2016 2,951,300 9,900 3,003,503 -13,596
May 2016 2,941,400 -10,800 3,017,099 3,873
April 2016 2,952,200 500 3,013,226 16,150
March 2016 2,951,700 200 2,997,076 29,433
February 2016 2,951,500 -900 2,967,643 40,888
January 2016 2,952,400 11,200 2,926,755 31,295