Department of Numbers

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida Job Growth

There were 1,344,200 jobs in Tampa, Florida in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,464,120 employed persons for the month. Tampa added 2,200 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 2,792 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tampa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,344,200 +2,200 +28,200
CPS 1,464,120 -2,792 +40,789

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 in November 2017 is at a new high of 1,344,200.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,474,479 for Tampa in September 2017. 10,359 jobs have been lost in Tampa since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Tampa, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 1,344,200 2,200 1,464,120 -2,792
October 2017 1,342,000 15,000 1,466,912 -7,567
September 2017 1,327,000 -15,700 1,474,479 7,033
August 2017 1,342,700 5,400 1,467,446 5,607
July 2017 1,337,300 6,700 1,461,839 2,873
June 2017 1,330,600 3,300 1,458,966 5,824
May 2017 1,327,300 4,800 1,453,142 -340
April 2017 1,322,500 -800 1,453,482 1,379
March 2017 1,323,300 2,400 1,452,103 11,935
February 2017 1,320,900 1,200 1,440,168 8,969
January 2017 1,319,700 2,500 1,431,199 3,796
December 2016 1,317,200 1,200 1,427,403 4,072