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Memphis, Tennessee Job Growth

There were 659,000 jobs in Memphis, Tennessee in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 615,322 employed persons for the month. Memphis added 1,500 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,278 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Memphis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 659,000 +1,500 +13,000
CPS 615,322 +1,278 +7,312

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 in October 2018 is at a new high of 659,000.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 618,442 for Memphis in July 2018. 3,120 jobs have been lost in Memphis since then according to the household survey. From a September 2018 low of 614,044, Memphis has added 1,278 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Memphis, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 659,000 1,500 615,322 1,278
September 2018 657,500 1,100 614,044 -3,402
August 2018 656,400 1,900 617,446 -996
July 2018 654,500 1,200 618,442 1,628
June 2018 653,300 2,300 616,814 2,342
May 2018 651,000 2,400 614,472 111
April 2018 648,600 -4,100 614,361 433
March 2018 652,700 1,200 613,928 2,140
February 2018 651,500 2,300 611,788 3,524
January 2018 649,200 1,400 608,264 -793
December 2017 647,800 300 609,057 501
November 2017 647,500 1,500 608,556 546