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Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida Job Growth

There were 214,100 jobs in Palm Bay, Florida in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 257,740 employed persons for the month. Palm Bay added 1,200 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,800 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Palm Bay job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 214,100 +1,200 +9,400
CPS 257,740 +1,800 +12,106

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 2,500 jobs have been lost in Palm Bay according to the employer survey. From a trough of 192,400 in May 2013, Palm Bay has gained 21,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 257,970 for Palm Bay in May 2006. 230 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 24,698 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Palm Bay, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 214,100 1,200 257,740 1,800
February 2017 212,900 -600 255,940 2,318
January 2017 213,500 400 253,622 895
December 2016 213,100 500 252,727 381
November 2016 212,600 300 252,346 762
October 2016 212,300 -300 251,584 1,083
September 2016 212,600 1,400 250,501 1,003
August 2016 211,200 400 249,498 936
July 2016 210,800 2,000 248,562 1,162
June 2016 208,800 1,100 247,400 1,053
May 2016 207,700 800 246,347 613
April 2016 206,900 2,200 245,734 100