Department of Numbers

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Job Growth

There were 259,700 jobs in Cape Coral, Florida in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 316,616 employed persons for the month. Cape Coral added 2,000 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 38 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cape Coral job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 259,700 +2,000 -100
CPS 316,616 -38 +816

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 900 jobs have been lost in Cape Coral according to the employer survey. From a trough of 253,200 in September 2017, Cape Coral has gained 6,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 318,420 for Cape Coral in March 2017. 1,804 jobs have been lost in Cape Coral since then according to the household survey. From a June 2017 low of 315,331, Cape Coral has added 1,285 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Cape Coral, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 259,700 2,000 316,616 -38
October 2017 257,700 4,500 316,654 365
September 2017 253,200 -6,900 316,289 -1,020
August 2017 260,100 400 317,309 1,258
July 2017 259,700 2,700 316,051 720
June 2017 257,000 -100 315,331 -957
May 2017 257,100 600 316,288 -1,548
April 2017 256,500 -1,100 317,836 -584
March 2017 257,600 -2,500 318,420 689
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