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.
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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 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
Memphis, Tennessee Employment History