Department of Numbers

Tennessee Job Growth

There were 3,151,100 jobs in Tennessee in January 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,255,260 employed persons for the month. Tennessee added 6,500 jobs in January 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 101 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Tennessee job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,151,100 +6,500 +46,100
CPS 3,255,260 +101 +58,769

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 in January 2020 for Tennessee is at a new high of 3,151,100.

CPS employment in Tennessee reached a maximum of 3,256,017 in November 2019. 757 jobs have been lost in Tennessee since then according to the household survey. From a December 2019 low of 3,255,159, Tennessee has added 101 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2020

Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2020 3,151,100 6,500 3,255,260 101
December 2019 3,144,600 1,400 3,255,159 -858
November 2019 3,143,200 7,300 3,256,017 457
October 2019 3,135,900 4,300 3,255,560 5,596
September 2019 3,131,600 2,900 3,249,964 7,857
August 2019 3,128,700 4,400 3,242,107 8,353
July 2019 3,124,300 5,500 3,233,754 8,010
June 2019 3,118,800 4,100 3,225,744 6,222
May 2019 3,114,700 2,800 3,219,522 5,439
April 2019 3,111,900 3,800 3,214,083 4,989
March 2019 3,108,100 1,300 3,209,094 5,402
February 2019 3,106,800 1,800 3,203,692 7,201