Department of Numbers

Ocala, Florida Job Growth

There were 104,400 jobs in Ocala, Florida in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 129,522 employed persons for the month. Ocala added 400 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 372 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ocala job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 104,400 +400 +1,700
CPS 129,522 -372 +2,449

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 3,300 jobs have been lost in Ocala according to the employer survey. From a trough of 89,300 in July 2011, Ocala has gained 15,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 131,788 for Ocala in March 2007. 2,266 jobs have been lost in Ocala since then according to the household survey. From a February 2010 low of 113,526, Ocala has added 15,996 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Ocala, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 104,400 400 129,522 -372
October 2017 104,000 800 129,894 -614
September 2017 103,200 -100 130,508 1,729
August 2017 103,300 -300 128,779 -396
July 2017 103,600 300 129,175 -28
June 2017 103,300 400 129,203 227
May 2017 102,900 -300 128,976 -530
April 2017 103,200 0 129,506 62
March 2017 103,200 400 129,444 660
February 2017 102,800 100 128,784 966
January 2017 102,700 -400 127,818 23
December 2016 103,100 400 127,795 722