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Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida Job Growth

There were 1,300,100 jobs in Tampa, Florida in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,419,427 employed persons for the month. Tampa lost 2,800 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 5,107 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tampa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,300,100 -2,800 +27,100
CPS 1,419,427 +5,107 +26,796

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

Tampa, Florida Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Tampa 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 Tampa, Florida

CES employment for Tampa peaked in November 2016 at 1,302,900. Since then 2,800 jobs have been lost in Tampa according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in December 2016 for Tampa is at a new high of 1,419,427.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Tampa, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 1,300,100 -2,800 1,419,427 5,107
November 2016 1,302,900 4,300 1,414,320 7,754
October 2016 1,298,600 12,400 1,406,566 5,430
September 2016 1,286,200 -6,300 1,401,136 -1,374
August 2016 1,292,500 400 1,402,510 -799
July 2016 1,292,100 3,100 1,403,309 1,518
June 2016 1,289,000 3,600 1,401,791 2,995
May 2016 1,285,400 5,200 1,398,796 2,262
April 2016 1,280,200 4,900 1,396,534 -4,030
March 2016 1,275,300 2,200 1,400,564 1,397
February 2016 1,273,100 -2,000 1,399,167 4,219
January 2016 1,275,100 2,100 1,394,948 2,317