Tennessee Job Growth
There were 3,065,700 jobs in Tennessee in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,167,930 employed persons for the month. Tennessee added 5,000 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 9,610 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Tennessee job growth compared to other states.
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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 3,153,700. Since then 88,000 jobs have been lost in Tennessee according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,773,900 in April 2020, Tennessee has gained 291,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Tennessee reached a maximum of 3,227,055 in October 2019. 59,125 jobs have been lost in Tennessee since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 2,679,469, Tennessee has added 488,461 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Tennessee Employment History