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Memphis, Tennessee Job Growth

There were 653,500 jobs in Memphis, Tennessee in March 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 614,702 employed persons for the month. Memphis added 2,000 jobs in March 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,914 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Memphis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 653,500 +2,000 +12,500
CPS 614,702 +2,914 +15,541

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 March 2018 is at a new high of 653,500.

CPS employment in March 2018 for Memphis is at a new high of 614,702.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2018

Memphis, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2018 653,500 2,000 614,702 2,914
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
October 2017 646,000 1,800 608,010 621
September 2017 644,200 1,700 607,389 1,760
August 2017 642,500 200 605,629 1,974
July 2017 642,300 300 603,655 1,378
June 2017 642,000 1,200 602,277 1,116
May 2017 640,800 400 601,161 750
April 2017 640,400 -600 600,411 1,250