Memphis, Tennessee Job Growth
There were 589,400 jobs in Memphis, Tennessee in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 524,476 employed persons for the month. Memphis lost 68,600 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 100,546 (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 658,000. Since then 68,600 jobs have been lost in Memphis according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 625,022 for Memphis in March 2020. 100,546 jobs have been lost in Memphis since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Memphis, Tennessee Employment History