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Ocala, Florida Job Growth

There were 102,900 jobs in Ocala, Florida in April 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 129,462 employed persons for the month. Ocala lost 300 jobs in April 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 18 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ocala job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 102,900 -300 +3,000
CPS 129,462 +18 +5,642

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 4,800 jobs have been lost in Ocala according to the employer survey. From a trough of 89,300 in July 2011, Ocala has gained 13,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 131,788 for Ocala in March 2007. 2,326 jobs have been lost in Ocala since then according to the household survey. From a February 2010 low of 113,526, Ocala has added 15,936 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2017

Ocala, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2017 102,900 -300 129,462 18
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
November 2016 102,700 900 127,073 942
October 2016 101,800 300 126,131 718
September 2016 101,500 300 125,413 345
August 2016 101,200 -100 125,068 301
July 2016 101,300 1,100 124,767 501
June 2016 100,200 100 124,266 400
May 2016 100,100 200 123,866 46