Nashville-Area Rankings

  • Metro Nashville ranks as fourth-most American city

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jun 23, 2015
    Out of more than 375 U.S. cities, Metro Nashville ranks No. 4 for bleeding red, white and blue, according to a new report.

    WalletHub's "2015's Metro Areas that Most and Least Resemble the U.S" ranked 381 U.S. cities according to four stats: sociodemographic, housing, economic and education. The  Nashville area ranked No. 7 for sociodemographic stats, No. 35 for housing, No. 17 for economic and No. 9 for education. ...
  • Best Job Markets for Women

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jun 19, 2015
    Headlight Data has named Nashville one of the top U.S. job markets for women in a newly released study. The ranking is based on the unemployment rates for women in eight of the nation’s 52 large metro areas. Headlight’s research is based on 2013 data — the latest data available — from the U.S. Census Bureau.

  • 10 Most Engaged Cities in 2015

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jun 15, 2015
    Nashville ranks No. 1 on Quantum Workplace's list of U.S. cities with the most engaged employees. For the survey, researchers evaluated key factors affecting employee engagement, including perceptions of teamwork, manager effectiveness, trust in senior leaders, trust in coworkers, retention, alignment with goals, feeling valued, individual contribution, job satisfaction and benefits. Nashville has been on the list three years in a row.

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  • Best Places for Jobs This Summer

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jun 11, 2015
    Forbes researchers have ranked Nashville No. 2 in their list of best cities for jobs this summer. The ranking is based on a quarterly survey conducted by employment services firm ManpowerGroup.

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  • Best Places for Millennial Job Seekers in Tennessee

    by Lindsay Chambers | May 20, 2015
    Six of the top 10 cities on's list of best places for millennials to find jobs in Tennessee are located within Middle Tennessee, including Nashville at No. 2.

    To determine the ranking, analysts looked at the unemployment rate, average salary, affordability, and percentage of millennial residents for Tennessee cities with populations above 5,000.

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  • 25 Best Cities For Jobs

    by Lindsay Chambers | May 19, 2015
    Nashville is on's list of the best U.S. cities for jobs. The ranking is based on ease of getting a job; cost of living; and employee job satisfaction.

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  • Fastest-Growing Market For New Home Sales

    by Lindsay Chambers | May 17, 2015
    According to a study by economist Sam Khater, Nashville is the fastest-growing market in the U.S. for new home sales. New sales grew by 17 percent in Nashville over the prior year. Nashville is also one of only five markets that have higher new home sales in 2015 than in the early 2000s.

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  • Best & Worst States for Business

    by Lindsay Chambers | May 07, 2015
    Tennessee ranks fourth in Chief Executive magazine's 11th annual study of each state's business environment. The survey examined metrics such as taxation/regulations, workforce quality, state GDP and unemployment rate.

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  • 2015's Best & Worst Cities to Work for a Small Business

    by Lindsay Chambers | May 07, 2015

    Personal finance site WalletHub ranks the Nashville MSA sixth overall in its study of best and worst cities to work for a small business. To determine their ranking, WalletHub examined the small business environment within 100 of the largest U.S. metro areas across 11 key metrics, including net small business job growth, industry variety and earnings for small business employees.

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  • Cities with the strongest housing recoveries

    by Lindsay Chambers | May 01, 2015 ranked Nashville No. 1 on its list of cities whose housing markets have bounced back following the Great Recession. The study used data from the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the National Association of Realtors on home prices in America's 100 largest metro areas since 2006.

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