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Gainesville, Florida Job Growth

There were 143,100 jobs in Gainesville, Florida in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 137,564 employed persons for the month. Gainesville lost 100 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 593 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Gainesville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 143,100 -100 +4,800
CPS 137,564 +593 +5,384

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

Gainesville, Florida Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Gainesville 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 Gainesville, Florida

CES employment for Gainesville peaked in January 2017 at 143,500. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in Gainesville according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in March 2017 for Gainesville is at a new high of 137,564.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Gainesville, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 143,100 -100 137,564 593
February 2017 143,200 -300 136,971 1,060
January 2017 143,500 2,100 135,911 1,185
December 2016 141,400 800 134,726 298
November 2016 140,600 0 134,428 320
October 2016 140,600 400 134,108 350
September 2016 140,200 300 133,758 359
August 2016 139,900 300 133,399 401
July 2016 139,600 1,000 132,998 516
June 2016 138,600 400 132,482 436
May 2016 138,200 100 132,046 45
April 2016 138,100 -200 132,001 -179