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Memphis, Tennessee Job Growth

There were 648,000 jobs in Memphis, Tennessee in July 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 604,411 employed persons for the month. Memphis lost 100 jobs in July 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 941 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Memphis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 648,000 -100 +9,100
CPS 604,411 +941 +13,817

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

CPS employment in July 2017 for Memphis is at a new high of 604,411.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2017

Memphis, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2017 648,000 -100 604,411 941
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
December 2016 644,700 -300 592,622 -145
November 2016 645,000 2,300 592,767 -160
October 2016 642,700 1,400 592,927 308
September 2016 641,300 2,400 592,619 868
August 2016 638,900 0 591,751 1,157