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

There were 1,008,300 jobs in Nashville, Tennessee in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,067,913 employed persons for the month. Nashville added 4,000 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 61,502 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Nashville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,008,300 +4,000 -51,800
CPS 1,067,913 +61,502 -7,752

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 February 2020 at 1,069,100. Since then 60,800 jobs have been lost in Nashville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 918,700 in April 2020, Nashville has gained 89,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,086,935 for Nashville in March 2020. 19,022 jobs have been lost in Nashville since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 883,549, Nashville has added 184,364 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Nashville, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 1,008,300 4,000 1,067,913 61,502
October 2020 1,004,300 8,300 1,006,411 -107
September 2020 996,000 8,000 1,006,518 2,680
August 2020 988,000 7,100 1,003,838 87,075
July 2020 980,900 -400 916,763 -11,892
June 2020 981,300 38,200 928,655 -16,158
May 2020 943,100 24,400 944,813 61,264
April 2020 918,700 -145,800 883,549 -203,386
March 2020 1,064,500 -4,600 1,086,935 13,241
February 2020 1,069,100 2,400 1,073,694 258
January 2020 1,066,700 5,900 1,073,436 -4,007
December 2019 1,060,800 700 1,077,443 1,778