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

There were 1,127,200 jobs in Nashville, Tennessee in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,101,699 employed persons for the month. Nashville added 9,200 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 2,202 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Nashville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,127,200 +9,200 +64,400
CPS 1,101,699 -2,202 +27,826

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 2022 is at a new high of 1,127,200.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,108,733 for Nashville in June 2022. 7,034 jobs have been lost in Nashville since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Nashville, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 1,127,200 9,200 1,101,699 -2,202
August 2022 1,118,000 1,400 1,103,901 -2,692
July 2022 1,116,600 300 1,106,593 -2,140
June 2022 1,116,300 7,100 1,108,733 824
May 2022 1,109,200 1,200 1,107,909 3,552
April 2022 1,108,000 6,400 1,104,357 6,037
March 2022 1,101,600 6,600 1,098,320 6,939
February 2022 1,095,000 8,600 1,091,381 6,691
January 2022 1,086,400 4,500 1,084,690 5,571
December 2021 1,081,900 5,800 1,079,119 -180
November 2021 1,076,100 4,100 1,079,299 1,208
October 2021 1,072,000 9,200 1,078,091 4,218