NOTE: It looks like there won't be any metro employment/unemployment updates for the next few months. The BLS is reworking the data based on new OMB geographic delineations and won't be able to release updates until at least (and probably later than) April 21st. More here. I'll update the data as soon as it's available. Sorry folks.
Memphis, Tennessee Job Growth
There were 611,100 jobs in Memphis, Tennessee in December 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 535,953 employed persons for the month. Memphis added 2,200 jobs in December 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 891 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Memphis job growth to job growth in other cities.
|Employment Survey||December 2014||Month/Month||Year/Year|
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 641,900. Since then 30,800 jobs have been lost in Memphis according to the employer survey. From a trough of 587,600 in September 2010, Memphis has gained 23,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 589,542 for Memphis in July 2007. 53,589 jobs have been lost in Memphis since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Memphis, Tennessee Employment History