Memphis, Tennessee Job Growth
There were 631,900 jobs in Memphis, Tennessee in May 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 592,067 employed persons for the month. Memphis lost 2,300 jobs in May 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 763 (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 September 2007 at 643,200. Since then 11,300 jobs have been lost in Memphis according to the employer survey. From a trough of 589,900 in September 2010, Memphis has gained 42,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 597,110 for Memphis in December 2006. 5,043 jobs have been lost in Memphis since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 544,822, Memphis has added 47,245 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Memphis, Tennessee Employment History