Department of Numbers

Memphis, Tennessee Job Growth

There were 646,400 jobs in Memphis, Tennessee in December 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 606,114 employed persons for the month. Memphis lost 2,100 jobs in December 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 994 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Memphis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 646,400 -2,100 +1,700
CPS 606,114 -994 +13,492

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 2017 at 648,500. Since then 2,100 jobs have been lost in Memphis according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 610,987 for Memphis in September 2017. 4,873 jobs have been lost in Memphis since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2017

Memphis, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2017 646,400 -2,100 606,114 -994
November 2017 648,500 3,000 607,108 -1,108
October 2017 645,500 1,200 608,216 -2,771
September 2017 644,300 -2,700 610,987 3,631
August 2017 647,000 -600 607,356 2,860
July 2017 647,600 -500 604,496 1,026
June 2017 648,100 3,800 603,470 685
May 2017 644,300 -2,100 602,785 133
April 2017 646,400 0 602,652 2,426
March 2017 646,400 4,500 600,226 3,684
February 2017 641,900 -200 596,542 2,797
January 2017 642,100 -2,600 593,745 1,123