Department of Numbers

Florida Job Growth

There were 8,617,700 jobs in Florida in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 9,811,375 employed persons for the month. Florida added 39,900 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 57,544 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Florida job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 8,617,700 +39,900 +566,800
CPS 9,811,375 +57,544 +1,278,211

Florida Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Florida 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 in Florida

CES employment peaked in February 2020 for Florida at 9,072,100. Since then 454,400 jobs have been lost in Florida according to the employer survey. From a trough of 7,802,900 in April 2020, Florida has gained 814,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Florida reached a maximum of 10,116,910 in January 2020. 305,535 jobs have been lost in Florida since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 8,400,513, Florida has added 1,410,862 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 8,617,700 39,900 9,811,375 57,544
April 2021 8,577,800 25,800 9,753,831 58,251
March 2021 8,552,000 30,600 9,695,580 45,524
February 2021 8,521,400 28,900 9,650,056 62,997
January 2021 8,492,500 500 9,587,059 58,181
December 2020 8,492,000 17,400 9,528,878 43,576
November 2020 8,474,600 800 9,485,302 58,190
October 2020 8,473,800 13,000 9,427,112 93,422
September 2020 8,460,800 61,300 9,333,690 127,112
August 2020 8,399,500 -100 9,206,578 265,643
July 2020 8,399,600 59,700 8,940,935 191,547
June 2020 8,339,900 289,000 8,749,388 216,224