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

There were 1,018,000 jobs in Nashville, Tennessee in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,039,105 employed persons for the month. Nashville added 100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 765 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Nashville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,018,000 +100 -44,900
CPS 1,039,105 -765 -34,589

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 January 2020 at 1,064,100. Since then 46,100 jobs have been lost in Nashville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 915,800 in April 2020, Nashville has gained 102,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,086,935 for Nashville in March 2020. 47,830 jobs have been lost in Nashville since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 883,549, Nashville has added 155,556 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Nashville, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 1,018,000 100 1,039,105 -765
January 2021 1,017,900 3,800 1,039,870 -14,191
December 2020 1,014,100 4,500 1,054,061 -15,258
November 2020 1,009,600 4,100 1,069,319 62,908
October 2020 1,005,500 6,900 1,006,411 -107
September 2020 998,600 8,100 1,006,518 2,680
August 2020 990,500 14,300 1,003,838 87,075
July 2020 976,200 6,900 916,763 -11,892
June 2020 969,300 34,100 928,655 -16,158
May 2020 935,200 19,400 944,813 61,264
April 2020 915,800 -142,600 883,549 -203,386
March 2020 1,058,400 -4,500 1,086,935 13,241