Department of Numbers

Tennessee Job Growth

There were 2,844,700 jobs in Tennessee in March 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,868,891 employed persons for the month. Tennessee lost 4,400 jobs in March 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 30,046 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Tennessee job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,844,700 -4,400 +49,300
CPS 2,868,891 +30,046 +58,069

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 December 2014 for Tennessee at 2,850,900. Since then 6,200 jobs have been lost in Tennessee according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Tennessee reached a maximum of 2,935,403 in January 2007. 66,512 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 162,520 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2015

Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2015 2,844,700 -4,400 2,868,891 30,046
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
May 2014 2,807,000 2,600 2,801,713 -5,466
April 2014 2,804,400 9,000 2,807,179 -3,643