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

There were 958,100 jobs in Nashville, Tennessee in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 939,653 employed persons for the month. Nashville added 6,900 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 2,756 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Nashville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 958,100 +6,900 +28,900
CPS 939,653 -2,756 +42,008

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 December 2016 is at a new high of 958,100.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 942,409 for Nashville in November 2016. 2,756 jobs have been lost in Nashville since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Nashville, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 958,100 6,900 939,653 -2,756
November 2016 951,200 3,200 942,409 1,227
October 2016 948,000 2,400 941,182 -1,119
September 2016 945,600 -2,700 942,301 1,369
August 2016 948,300 5,700 940,932 924
July 2016 942,600 5,000 940,008 3,621
June 2016 937,600 5,900 936,387 1,807
May 2016 931,700 -2,800 934,580 1,452
April 2016 934,500 1,300 933,128 1,678
March 2016 933,200 300 931,450 5,492
February 2016 932,900 2,800 925,958 15,761
January 2016 930,100 900 910,197 12,552