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

There were 1,033,800 jobs in Nashville, Tennessee in January 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,030,947 employed persons for the month. Nashville added 8,200 jobs in January 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 18,480 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Nashville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey January 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,033,800 +8,200 +35,900
CPS 1,030,947 +18,480 +37,790

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 2019 is at a new high of 1,033,800.

CPS employment in January 2019 for Nashville is at a new high of 1,030,947.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2019

Nashville, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2019 1,033,800 8,200 1,030,947 18,480
December 2018 1,025,599 -1,300 1,012,467 3,124
November 2018 1,026,900 4,300 1,009,343 7,325
October 2018 1,022,600 2,300 1,002,018 3,296
September 2018 1,020,300 4,200 998,722 -1,843
August 2018 1,016,100 4,900 1,000,565 -8,198
July 2018 1,011,200 -1,300 1,008,763 -1,973
June 2018 1,012,500 4,600 1,010,736 -801
May 2018 1,007,900 3,300 1,011,537 60
April 2018 1,004,600 400 1,011,477 6,579
March 2018 1,004,200 3,100 1,004,898 3,695
February 2018 1,001,100 3,200 1,001,203 8,046