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

There were 1,004,400 jobs in Nashville, Tennessee in September 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 998,320 employed persons for the month. Nashville added 4,200 jobs in September 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 2,245 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Nashville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,004,400 +4,200 +17,300
CPS 998,320 -2,245 +2,912

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 September 2018 is at a new high of 1,004,400.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,011,537 for Nashville in May 2018. 13,217 jobs have been lost in Nashville since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2018

Nashville, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2018 1,004,400 4,200 998,320 -2,245
August 2018 1,000,200 900 1,000,565 -8,198
July 2018 999,300 -2,200 1,008,763 -1,973
June 2018 1,001,500 4,400 1,010,736 -801
May 2018 997,100 500 1,011,537 60
April 2018 996,600 800 1,011,477 6,579
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