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Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Nashville fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2022 to 2.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Tennessee rate. The unemployment rate in Nashville peaked in April 2020 at 15.6% and is now 12.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.7% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Nashville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Tennessee 3.2% 0.0 -1.6
Nashville 2.7% 0.0 -1.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Nashville, Tennessee, National

Nashville, Tennessee monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Nashville, Tennessee Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Nashville peaked in April 2020 at 160,682. There are now 130,438 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Nashville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Nashville, Tennessee) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Nashville 30,244 -252 -14,108

Number of Unemployed Persons

Nashville, Tennessee Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Tennessee
Unemployment Rate
Nashville
Unemployment Rate
Nashville
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 3.2% 2.7% 30,244
March
2022
3.6% 3.2% 2.7% 30,496
February
2022
3.8% 3.4% 2.8% 31,767
January
2022
4.0% 3.5% 2.9% 32,621
December
2021
3.9% 3.6% 3.0% 33,566
November
2021
4.2% 3.6% 3.0% 33,393
October
2021
4.6% 3.7% 3.0% 33,440
September
2021
4.7% 3.8% 3.1% 34,547
August
2021
5.2% 4.0% 3.3% 36,232
July
2021
5.4% 4.2% 3.5% 38,279
June
2021
5.9% 4.4% 3.7% 40,386

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.