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Ocala, Florida Job Growth

There were 100,700 jobs in Ocala, Florida in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 125,782 employed persons for the month. Ocala added 600 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 959 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ocala job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 100,700 +600 +2,700
CPS 125,782 +959 +2,026

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

Ocala, Florida Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Ocala peaked in March 2007 at 107,700. Since then 7,000 jobs have been lost in Ocala according to the employer survey. From a trough of 89,300 in July 2011, Ocala has gained 11,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 131,788 for Ocala in March 2007. 6,006 jobs have been lost in Ocala since then according to the household survey. From a February 2010 low of 113,526, Ocala has added 12,256 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Ocala, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 100,700 600 125,782 959
November 2016 100,100 800 124,823 1,113
October 2016 99,300 -300 123,710 241
September 2016 99,600 200 123,469 437
August 2016 99,400 -100 123,032 -573
July 2016 99,500 -300 123,605 -345
June 2016 99,800 700 123,950 354
May 2016 99,100 -100 123,596 122
April 2016 99,200 300 123,474 -255
March 2016 98,900 600 123,729 326
February 2016 98,300 700 123,403 255
January 2016 97,600 -400 123,148 -608