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Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida Job Growth

There were 1,325,900 jobs in Tampa, Florida in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,452,670 employed persons for the month. Tampa added 5,000 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 12,502 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tampa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,325,900 +5,000 +42,200
CPS 1,452,670 +12,502 +53,219

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 March 2017 is at a new high of 1,325,900.

CPS employment in March 2017 for Tampa is at a new high of 1,452,670.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Tampa, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 1,325,900 5,000 1,452,670 12,502
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
August 2016 1,302,000 3,000 1,409,380 3,031
July 2016 1,299,000 4,600 1,406,349 3,649
June 2016 1,294,400 4,000 1,402,700 2,762
May 2016 1,290,400 3,000 1,399,938 710
April 2016 1,287,400 3,700 1,399,228 -223