Department of Numbers

Tennessee Job Growth

There were 3,235,300 jobs in Tennessee in July 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,295,457 employed persons for the month. Tennessee lost 12,400 jobs in July 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 4,035 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Tennessee job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,235,300 -12,400 +110,000
CPS 3,295,457 -4,035 +103,593

Tennessee Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Tennessee 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 in Tennessee

CES employment peaked in June 2022 for Tennessee at 3,247,700. Since then 12,400 jobs have been lost in Tennessee according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Tennessee reached a maximum of 3,299,492 in June 2022. 4,035 jobs have been lost in Tennessee since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2022

Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2022 3,235,300 -12,400 3,295,457 -4,035
June 2022 3,247,700 32,800 3,299,492 5,905
May 2022 3,214,900 2,900 3,293,587 14,721
April 2022 3,212,000 8,300 3,278,866 17,238
March 2022 3,203,700 12,500 3,261,628 18,713
February 2022 3,191,200 18,000 3,242,915 13,199
January 2022 3,173,200 6,800 3,229,716 9,694
December 2021 3,166,400 17,500 3,220,022 964
November 2021 3,148,900 10,400 3,219,058 2,835
October 2021 3,138,500 21,200 3,216,223 7,267
September 2021 3,117,300 -10,900 3,208,956 8,402
August 2021 3,128,200 2,900 3,200,554 8,690