Department of Numbers

Tennessee Job Growth

There were 3,020,900 jobs in Tennessee in July 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,038,177 employed persons for the month. Tennessee added 4,700 jobs in July 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 6,596 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Tennessee job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey July 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,020,900 +4,700 +49,100
CPS 3,038,177 -6,596 +43,896

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 July 2017 for Tennessee is at a new high of 3,020,900.

CPS employment in Tennessee reached a maximum of 3,053,925 in May 2017. 15,748 jobs have been lost in Tennessee since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2017

Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2017 3,020,900 4,700 3,038,177 -6,596
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
December 2016 2,994,100 3,500 3,005,236 -88
November 2016 2,990,600 2,000 3,005,324 882
October 2016 2,988,600 6,200 3,004,442 1,936
September 2016 2,982,400 7,000 3,002,506 3,377
August 2016 2,975,400 3,600 2,999,129 4,848