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Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida Job Growth

There were 1,341,600 jobs in Tampa, Florida in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,465,948 employed persons for the month. Tampa added 4,300 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 4,109 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tampa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,341,600 +4,300 +39,600
CPS 1,465,948 +4,109 +56,568

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 August 2017 is at a new high of 1,341,600.

CPS employment in August 2017 for Tampa is at a new high of 1,465,948.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Tampa, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 1,341,600 4,300 1,465,948 4,109
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
November 2016 1,316,000 3,600 1,423,331 5,491
October 2016 1,312,400 8,100 1,417,840 5,096
September 2016 1,304,300 2,300 1,412,744 3,364