Memphis, Tennessee Job Growth
There were 644,700 jobs in Memphis, Tennessee in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 608,472 employed persons for the month. Memphis lost 1,100 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,078 (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 February 2020 at 657,800. Since then 13,100 jobs have been lost in Memphis according to the employer survey. From a trough of 593,400 in April 2020, Memphis has gained 51,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 619,075 for Memphis in August 2019. 10,603 jobs have been lost in Memphis since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 524,486, Memphis has added 83,986 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Memphis, Tennessee Employment History