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

There were 1,065,500 jobs in Nashville, Tennessee in January 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,061,218 employed persons for the month. Nashville added 4,700 jobs in January 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,194 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Nashville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,065,500 +4,700 +30,700
CPS 1,061,218 +3,194 +36,279

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 January 2020 is at a new high of 1,065,500.

CPS employment in January 2020 for Nashville is at a new high of 1,061,218.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2020

Nashville, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2020 1,065,500 4,700 1,061,218 3,194
December 2019 1,060,800 700 1,058,024 1,557
November 2019 1,060,100 2,900 1,056,467 948
October 2019 1,057,200 3,800 1,055,519 1,079
September 2019 1,053,400 2,400 1,054,440 1,258
August 2019 1,051,000 2,900 1,053,182 1,573
July 2019 1,048,099 1,500 1,051,609 2,197
June 2019 1,046,599 2,299 1,049,412 3,781
May 2019 1,044,300 2,399 1,045,631 4,871
April 2019 1,041,900 3,100 1,040,760 4,891
March 2019 1,038,800 2,200 1,035,869 5,141
February 2019 1,036,599 1,799 1,030,728 5,789