Department of Numbers

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida Job Growth

There were 207,700 jobs in Palm Bay, Florida in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 247,503 employed persons for the month. Palm Bay added 400 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,202 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Palm Bay job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 207,700 +400 +4,200
CPS 247,503 +1,202 +3,434

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

Palm Bay, Florida Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Palm Bay 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 Palm Bay, Florida

CES employment for Palm Bay peaked in May 2006 at 216,600. Since then 8,900 jobs have been lost in Palm Bay according to the employer survey. From a trough of 192,400 in June 2013, Palm Bay has gained 15,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 257,970 for Palm Bay in May 2006. 10,467 jobs have been lost in Palm Bay since then according to the household survey. From a February 2010 low of 233,042, Palm Bay has added 14,461 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Palm Bay, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 207,700 400 247,503 1,202
November 2016 207,300 400 246,301 798
October 2016 206,900 800 245,503 1,462
September 2016 206,100 1,200 244,041 2,287
August 2016 204,900 900 241,754 -451
July 2016 204,000 200 242,205 -666
June 2016 203,800 1,100 242,871 612
May 2016 202,700 500 242,259 239
April 2016 202,200 100 242,020 -2,047
March 2016 202,100 -900 244,067 -1,254
February 2016 203,000 -600 245,321 627
January 2016 203,600 100 244,694 625