Department of Numbers

Tennessee Job Growth

There were 3,084,400 jobs in Tennessee in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,134,374 employed persons for the month. Tennessee added 6,000 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 1,992 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Tennessee job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,084,400 +6,000 +59,300
CPS 3,134,374 -1,992 +19,656

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 October 2018 for Tennessee is at a new high of 3,084,400.

CPS employment in Tennessee reached a maximum of 3,139,741 in August 2018. 5,367 jobs have been lost in Tennessee since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 3,084,400 6,000 3,134,374 -1,992
September 2018 3,078,400 6,200 3,136,366 -3,375
August 2018 3,072,200 4,400 3,139,741 1,320
July 2018 3,067,800 2,800 3,138,421 6,249
June 2018 3,065,000 8,200 3,132,172 6,416
May 2018 3,056,800 7,500 3,125,756 4,972
April 2018 3,049,300 1,100 3,120,784 6,032
March 2018 3,048,200 3,800 3,114,752 1,211
February 2018 3,044,400 13,200 3,113,541 1,900
January 2018 3,031,200 4,200 3,111,641 -202
December 2017 3,027,000 -1,300 3,111,843 -1,631
November 2017 3,028,300 3,200 3,113,474 -1,244