Department of Numbers

Tennessee Job Growth

There were 2,800,700 jobs in Tennessee in July 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,819,068 employed persons for the month. Tennessee added 3,300 jobs in July 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 23,356 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Tennessee job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey July 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,800,700 +3,300 +51,900
CPS 2,819,068 -23,356 +9,360

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 February 2008 for Tennessee at 2,810,200. Since then 9,500 jobs have been lost in Tennessee according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,590,500 in February 2010, Tennessee has gained 210,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Tennessee reached a maximum of 2,914,815 in February 2007. 95,747 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 129,280 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2014

Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2014 2,800,700 3,300 2,819,068 -23,356
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
September 2013 2,756,000 4,800 2,800,454 -3,415
August 2013 2,751,200 2,400 2,803,869 -5,839
July 2013 2,748,800 3,200 2,809,708 -8,168