Knoxville non-farm payroll employees increase by 2.3% since last year


The number of employees on non-farm payrolls for the month of February in the Knoxville metropolitan statistical area was 403,200, a 2.3 percent increase over the same period last year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Last February, Knoxville reported 394,300 workers on non-farm payrolls.

Statistics were compiled from reports from the civilian labor force and unemployment data, both of which heavily relied on household surveys. The data is not seasonally adjusted.

Employment data is gleaned from an establishment survey that measures non-farm employment, hours and earnings by industry. The data is also based on payroll jobs and such factors as where the establishments are located.

Overall, Tennessee reported 3.077 million people employed on non-farm payrolls in February.

Tennessee Employees on Non-Farm Payrolls 2019 vs. 2018
February 2019 (In thousands)
February 2018 (In thousands)
Percent Change
3077.3
3015.4
2.1
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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