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

There were 996,300 jobs in Nashville, Tennessee in April 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,011,093 employed persons for the month. Nashville added 500 jobs in April 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 6,195 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Nashville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 996,300 +500 +20,900
CPS 1,011,093 +6,195 +36,841

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 April 2018 is at a new high of 996,300.

CPS employment in April 2018 for Nashville is at a new high of 1,011,093.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2018

Nashville, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2018 996,300 500 1,011,093 6,195
March 2018 995,800 800 1,004,898 3,695
February 2018 995,000 2,200 1,001,203 8,046
January 2018 992,800 6,100 993,157 1,294
December 2017 986,700 -900 991,863 -460
November 2017 987,600 -1,300 992,323 -2,308
October 2017 988,900 1,800 994,631 -777
September 2017 987,100 2,200 995,408 3,133
August 2017 984,900 1,800 992,275 4,527
July 2017 983,100 1,800 987,748 5,217
June 2017 981,300 7,100 982,531 5,156
May 2017 974,200 -1,200 977,375 3,123