Memphis, Tennessee Job Growth
There were 641,800 jobs in Memphis, Tennessee in January 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 593,554 employed persons for the month. Memphis lost 2,900 jobs in January 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 782 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Memphis job growth to job growth in other cities.
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Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.
Memphis, Tennessee Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Memphis 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 for Memphis, Tennessee
CES employment for Memphis peaked in November 2016 at 645,000. Since then 3,200 jobs have been lost in Memphis according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 597,110 for Memphis in December 2006. 3,556 jobs have been lost in Memphis since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 544,822, Memphis has added 48,732 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Memphis, Tennessee Employment History