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Memphis, Tennessee Job Growth

There were 645,800 jobs in Memphis, Tennessee in September 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 611,736 employed persons for the month. Memphis lost 1,200 jobs in September 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 4,380 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Memphis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 645,800 -1,200 +4,500
CPS 611,736 +4,380 +19,117

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 2,300 jobs have been lost in Memphis according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in September 2017 for Memphis is at a new high of 611,736.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2017

Memphis, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2017 645,800 -1,200 611,736 4,380
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
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