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Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Job Growth

There were 258,300 jobs in Cape Coral, Florida in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 318,798 employed persons for the month. Cape Coral lost 1,800 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,067 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cape Coral job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 258,300 -1,800 +3,300
CPS 318,798 +1,067 +7,371

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Cape Coral, Florida Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Cape Coral 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 Cape Coral, Florida

CES employment for Cape Coral peaked in December 2016 at 260,600. Since then 2,300 jobs have been lost in Cape Coral according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in March 2017 for Cape Coral is at a new high of 318,798.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Cape Coral, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 258,300 -1,800 318,798 1,067
February 2017 260,100 1,600 317,731 2,102
January 2017 258,500 -2,100 315,629 -135
December 2016 260,600 800 315,764 -36
November 2016 259,800 -500 315,800 -438
October 2016 260,300 0 316,238 391
September 2016 260,300 699 315,847 943
August 2016 259,600 700 314,904 696
July 2016 258,899 1,199 314,208 989
June 2016 257,700 599 313,219 1,391
May 2016 257,100 1,500 311,828 648
April 2016 255,600 600 311,180 -247