Department of Numbers

Tennessee Job Growth

There were 2,938,800 jobs in Tennessee in May 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,016,544 employed persons for the month. Tennessee lost 13,400 jobs in May 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 3,318 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Tennessee job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,938,800 -13,400 +60,900
CPS 3,016,544 +3,318 +137,997

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 January 2016 for Tennessee at 2,952,400. Since then 13,600 jobs have been lost in Tennessee according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Tennessee for May 2016 is at a new high of 3,016,544.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2016

Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2016 2,938,800 -13,400 3,016,544 3,318
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
December 2015 2,941,200 13,800 2,895,460 3,690
November 2015 2,927,400 9,500 2,891,770 3,931
October 2015 2,917,900 9,100 2,887,839 3,844
September 2015 2,908,800 6,900 2,883,995 3,135
August 2015 2,901,900 4,400 2,880,860 1,866
July 2015 2,897,500 11,700 2,878,994 458
June 2015 2,885,800 7,900 2,878,536 -11