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

There were 982,500 jobs in Nashville, Tennessee in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 978,411 employed persons for the month. Nashville added 4,900 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 8,342 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Nashville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 982,500 +4,900 +26,700
CPS 978,411 +8,342 +36,022

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 August 2017 is at a new high of 982,500.

CPS employment in August 2017 for Nashville is at a new high of 978,411.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Nashville, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 982,500 4,900 978,411 8,342
July 2017 977,600 2,500 970,069 858
June 2017 975,100 -900 969,211 -2,747
May 2017 976,000 -2,000 971,958 3,261
April 2017 978,000 900 968,697 3,877
March 2017 977,100 1,200 964,820 6,366
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