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

There were 1,050,400 jobs in Nashville, Tennessee in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,053,125 employed persons for the month. Nashville lost 600 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,210 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Nashville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,050,400 -600 +40,800
CPS 1,053,125 +3,210 +24,790

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 peaked in January 2020 at 1,064,100. Since then 13,700 jobs have been lost in Nashville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 915,800 in April 2020, Nashville has gained 134,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,067,794 for Nashville in February 2020. 14,669 jobs have been lost in Nashville since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 862,395, Nashville has added 190,730 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Nashville, Tennessee Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 1,050,400 -600 1,053,125 3,210
October 2021 1,051,000 4,400 1,049,915 1,593
September 2021 1,046,599 1,799 1,048,322 1,765
August 2021 1,044,800 3,100 1,046,557 3,693
July 2021 1,041,700 4,000 1,042,864 15,682
June 2021 1,037,700 8,000 1,027,182 -14,044
May 2021 1,029,700 7,200 1,041,226 3,366
April 2021 1,022,500 -1,700 1,037,860 2,266
March 2021 1,024,200 3,900 1,035,594 1,013
February 2021 1,020,300 2,400 1,034,581 2,418
January 2021 1,017,900 3,800 1,032,163 2,752
December 2020 1,014,100 4,500 1,029,411 1,076