Memphis, Tennessee Job Growth
There were 656,000 jobs in Memphis, Tennessee in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 616,822 employed persons for the month. Memphis lost 700 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,924 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Memphis job growth to job growth in other cities.
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Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.
Memphis, Tennessee Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Memphis 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 for Memphis, Tennessee
CES employment for Memphis peaked in January 2019 at 656,700. Since then 700 jobs have been lost in Memphis according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 618,442 for Memphis in July 2018. 1,620 jobs have been lost in Memphis since then according to the household survey. From a September 2018 low of 614,044, Memphis has added 2,778 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Memphis, Tennessee Employment History