Department of Numbers

Tennessee Job Growth

There were 3,096,500 jobs in Tennessee in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,169,136 employed persons for the month. Tennessee lost 1,500 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 12,284 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Tennessee job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,096,500 -1,500 +53,000
CPS 3,169,136 +12,284 +56,578

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 January 2019 for Tennessee at 3,098,000. Since then 1,500 jobs have been lost in Tennessee according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Tennessee for February 2019 is at a new high of 3,169,136.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 3,096,500 -1,500 3,169,136 12,284
January 2019 3,098,000 10,700 3,156,852 9,339
December 2018 3,087,300 200 3,147,513 -243
November 2018 3,087,100 6,100 3,147,756 1,173
October 2018 3,081,000 6,300 3,146,583 4,793
September 2018 3,074,700 5,000 3,141,790 5,522
August 2018 3,069,700 9,200 3,136,268 4,692
July 2018 3,060,500 100 3,131,576 3,956
June 2018 3,060,400 6,500 3,127,620 2,775
May 2018 3,053,900 7,100 3,124,845 3,102
April 2018 3,046,800 600 3,121,743 4,359
March 2018 3,046,200 2,700 3,117,384 4,826