Department of Numbers

Tennessee Job Growth

There were 3,022,800 jobs in Tennessee in December 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,128,707 employed persons for the month. Tennessee lost 2,000 jobs in December 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 4,921 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Tennessee job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,022,800 -2,000 +28,700
CPS 3,128,707 +4,921 +123,471

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 August 2017 for Tennessee at 3,025,800. Since then 3,000 jobs have been lost in Tennessee according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Tennessee for December 2017 is at a new high of 3,128,707.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2017

Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2017 3,022,800 -2,000 3,128,707 4,921
November 2017 3,024,800 -200 3,123,786 10,683
October 2017 3,025,000 -700 3,113,103 25,691
September 2017 3,025,700 -100 3,087,412 37,798
August 2017 3,025,800 6,400 3,049,614 11,283
July 2017 3,019,400 3,200 3,038,331 -6,442
June 2017 3,016,200 3,900 3,044,773 -9,152
May 2017 3,012,300 900 3,053,925 5,278
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