Department of Numbers

Tennessee Job Growth

There were 2,860,800 jobs in Tennessee in May 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,922,258 employed persons for the month. Tennessee added 10,000 jobs in May 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 19,363 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Tennessee job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,860,800 +10,000 +53,800
CPS 2,922,258 +19,363 +120,545

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 May 2015 for Tennessee is at a new high of 2,860,800.

CPS employment in Tennessee reached a maximum of 2,935,403 in January 2007. 13,145 jobs have been lost in Tennessee since then according to the household survey. From a September 2009 low of 2,706,371, Tennessee has added 215,887 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2015

Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2015 2,860,800 10,000 2,922,258 19,363
April 2015 2,850,800 5,800 2,902,895 34,008
March 2015 2,845,000 -4,100 2,868,887 30,042
February 2015 2,849,100 -800 2,838,845 28,877
January 2015 2,849,900 -1,000 2,809,968 23,708
December 2014 2,850,900 9,800 2,786,260 170
November 2014 2,841,100 3,000 2,786,090 -296
October 2014 2,838,100 7,800 2,786,386 -658
September 2014 2,830,300 5,300 2,787,044 -1,455
August 2014 2,825,000 8,600 2,788,499 -2,889
July 2014 2,816,400 9,500 2,791,388 -4,647
June 2014 2,806,900 -100 2,796,035 -5,678