Department of Numbers

Tennessee Job Growth

There were 2,915,800 jobs in Tennessee in December 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,909,762 employed persons for the month. Tennessee added 19,400 jobs in December 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 22,018 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Tennessee job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,915,800 +19,400 +64,900
CPS 2,909,762 +22,018 +123,502

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 December 2015 for Tennessee is at a new high of 2,915,800.

CPS employment in Tennessee reached a maximum of 2,935,403 in January 2007. 25,641 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 203,391 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2015

Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2015 2,915,800 19,400 2,909,762 22,018
November 2015 2,896,400 7,700 2,887,744 12,759
October 2015 2,888,700 10,800 2,874,985 5,146
September 2015 2,877,900 2,800 2,869,839 -11,902
August 2015 2,875,100 4,300 2,881,741 -18,366
July 2015 2,870,800 3,200 2,900,107 -19,991
June 2015 2,867,600 5,100 2,920,098 -2,462
May 2015 2,862,500 11,700 2,922,560 19,665
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