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Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida Job Growth

There were 215,800 jobs in Palm Bay, Florida in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 257,424 employed persons for the month. Palm Bay lost 100 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,214 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Palm Bay job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 215,800 -100 +3,200
CPS 257,424 -1,214 +5,078

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 August 2017 at 217,600. Since then 1,800 jobs have been lost in Palm Bay according to the employer survey. From a trough of 213,400 in September 2017, Palm Bay has gained 2,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 259,345 for Palm Bay in September 2017. 1,921 jobs have been lost in Palm Bay since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Palm Bay, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 215,800 -100 257,424 -1,214
October 2017 215,900 2,500 258,638 -707
September 2017 213,400 -4,200 259,345 1,016
August 2017 217,600 400 258,329 -179
July 2017 217,200 1,200 258,508 92
June 2017 216,000 1,300 258,416 977
May 2017 214,700 0 257,439 -708
April 2017 214,700 1,000 258,147 432
March 2017 213,700 800 257,715 1,775
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