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Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee Job Growth

There were 978,100 jobs in Nashville, Tennessee in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 965,404 employed persons for the month. Nashville added 2,200 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 6,950 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Nashville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 978,100 +2,200 +36,400
CPS 965,404 +6,950 +37,183

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Nashville, Tennessee Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Nashville 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 Nashville, Tennessee

CES employment for Nashville in March 2017 is at a new high of 978,100.

CPS employment in March 2017 for Nashville is at a new high of 965,404.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Nashville, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 978,100 2,200 965,404 6,950
February 2017 975,900 4,900 958,454 8,465
January 2017 971,000 2,500 949,989 5,446
December 2016 968,500 6,000 944,543 1,400
November 2016 962,500 2,000 943,143 867
October 2016 960,500 2,700 942,276 43
September 2016 957,800 2,000 942,233 -156
August 2016 955,800 900 942,389 1,566
July 2016 954,900 7,200 940,823 4,538
June 2016 947,700 5,900 936,285 4,799
May 2016 941,800 -1,400 931,486 2,285
April 2016 943,200 1,500 929,201 980