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

There were 985,000 jobs in Nashville, Tennessee in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 984,235 employed persons for the month. Nashville lost 2,200 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 9,267 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Nashville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 985,000 -2,200 +22,500
CPS 984,235 -9,267 +41,092

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 peaked in October 2017 at 987,200. Since then 2,200 jobs have been lost in Nashville according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 994,319 for Nashville in September 2017. 10,084 jobs have been lost in Nashville since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Nashville, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 985,000 -2,200 984,235 -9,267
October 2017 987,200 1,000 993,502 -817
September 2017 986,200 3,700 994,319 15,689
August 2017 982,500 4,900 978,630 8,561
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