Department of Numbers

Memphis, Tennessee Job Growth

There were 658,400 jobs in Memphis, Tennessee in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 622,624 employed persons for the month. Memphis added 300 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,618 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Memphis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 658,400 +300 +9,500
CPS 622,624 +1,618 +14,056

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 July 2019 is at a new high of 658,400.

CPS employment in July 2019 for Memphis is at a new high of 622,624.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Memphis, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 658,400 300 622,624 1,618
June 2019 658,100 700 621,006 2,244
May 2019 657,400 2,800 618,762 2,432
April 2019 654,600 900 616,330 1,866
March 2019 653,700 -1,700 614,464 1,543
February 2019 655,400 -1,300 612,921 1,410
January 2019 656,700 900 611,511 882
December 2018 655,800 1,700 610,629 -23
November 2018 654,100 1,500 610,652 136
October 2018 652,600 2,000 610,516 634
September 2018 650,600 400 609,882 735
August 2018 650,200 1,300 609,147 579