Department of Numbers

Tennessee Job Growth

There were 3,049,300 jobs in Tennessee in March 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,114,716 employed persons for the month. Tennessee added 4,900 jobs in March 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,175 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Tennessee job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,049,300 +4,900 +49,000
CPS 3,114,716 +1,175 +69,748

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 March 2018 for Tennessee is at a new high of 3,049,300.

CPS employment in Tennessee reached a maximum of 3,114,718 in October 2017. 2 jobs have been lost in Tennessee since then according to the household survey. From a January 2018 low of 3,111,641, Tennessee has added 3,075 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2018

Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2018 3,049,300 4,900 3,114,716 1,175
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
October 2017 3,025,100 8,200 3,114,718 4,115
September 2017 3,016,900 2,500 3,110,603 8,085
August 2017 3,014,400 3,200 3,102,518 10,779
July 2017 3,011,200 900 3,091,739 12,630
June 2017 3,010,300 6,600 3,079,109 12,417
May 2017 3,003,700 600 3,066,692 11,726
April 2017 3,003,100 2,800 3,054,966 9,998