Department of Numbers

Gainesville, Florida Job Growth

There were 137,200 jobs in Gainesville, Florida in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 132,122 employed persons for the month. Gainesville added 500 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 490 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Gainesville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 137,200 +500 +1,200
CPS 132,122 +490 +380

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 July 2016 at 138,400. Since then 1,200 jobs have been lost in Gainesville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 136,700 in November 2016, Gainesville has gained 500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 133,147 for Gainesville in June 2008. 1,025 jobs have been lost in Gainesville since then according to the household survey. From a March 2010 low of 123,586, Gainesville has added 8,536 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Gainesville, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 137,200 500 132,122 490
November 2016 136,700 -300 131,632 21
October 2016 137,000 -200 131,611 -171
September 2016 137,200 -700 131,782 -187
August 2016 137,900 -500 131,969 -190
July 2016 138,400 1,000 132,159 283
June 2016 137,400 600 131,876 233
May 2016 136,800 400 131,643 -267
April 2016 136,400 -300 131,910 -413
March 2016 136,700 700 132,323 205
February 2016 136,000 0 132,118 243
January 2016 136,000 0 131,875 133