Department of Numbers

Tennessee Job Growth

There were 3,030,400 jobs in Tennessee in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,278,073 employed persons for the month. Tennessee added 2,100 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 186,724 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Tennessee job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,030,400 +2,100 -112,800
CPS 3,278,073 +186,724 +22,056

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 February 2020 for Tennessee at 3,158,100. Since then 127,700 jobs have been lost in Tennessee according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,755,000 in April 2020, Tennessee has gained 275,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Tennessee for November 2020 is at a new high of 3,278,073.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 3,030,400 2,100 3,278,073 186,724
October 2020 3,028,300 25,800 3,091,349 -11,384
September 2020 3,002,500 13,500 3,102,733 -6,851
August 2020 2,989,000 25,500 3,109,584 265,887
July 2020 2,963,500 400 2,843,697 -16,469
June 2020 2,963,100 106,800 2,860,166 -68,404
May 2020 2,856,300 101,300 2,928,570 205,723
April 2020 2,755,000 -392,800 2,722,847 -539,545
March 2020 3,147,800 -10,300 3,262,392 10,864
February 2020 3,158,100 5,100 3,251,528 -3,796
January 2020 3,153,000 8,400 3,255,324 165
December 2019 3,144,600 1,400 3,255,159 -858