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Gainesville, Florida Job Growth

There were 143,100 jobs in Gainesville, Florida in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 138,899 employed persons for the month. Gainesville lost 800 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 405 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Gainesville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 143,100 -800 +2,500
CPS 138,899 -405 +4,471

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 August 2017 at 144,500. Since then 1,400 jobs have been lost in Gainesville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 142,400 in September 2017, Gainesville has gained 700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 139,304 for Gainesville in October 2017. 405 jobs have been lost in Gainesville since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Gainesville, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 143,100 -800 138,899 -405
October 2017 143,900 1,500 139,304 64
September 2017 142,400 -2,100 139,240 331
August 2017 144,500 100 138,909 232
July 2017 144,400 500 138,677 266
June 2017 143,900 400 138,411 719
May 2017 143,500 0 137,692 25
April 2017 143,500 900 137,667 251
March 2017 142,600 -600 137,416 445
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