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Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Job Growth

There were 282,000 jobs in Cape Coral, Florida in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 350,417 employed persons for the month. Cape Coral added 1,100 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,987 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cape Coral job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 282,000 +1,100 +14,300
CPS 350,417 +1,987 +21,709

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

Cape Coral, Florida Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Cape Coral 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 Cape Coral, Florida

CES employment for Cape Coral peaked in October 2019 at 282,900. Since then 900 jobs have been lost in Cape Coral according to the employer survey. From a trough of 239,200 in April 2020, Cape Coral has gained 42,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in November 2021 for Cape Coral is at a new high of 350,417.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Cape Coral, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 282,000 1,100 350,417 1,987
October 2021 280,900 2,000 348,430 2,064
September 2021 278,900 1,400 346,366 1,740
August 2021 277,500 3,200 344,626 1,666
July 2021 274,300 1,600 342,960 6,585
June 2021 272,700 2,400 336,375 1,877
May 2021 270,300 1,000 334,498 1,602
April 2021 269,300 100 332,896 1,808
March 2021 269,200 900 331,088 1,094
February 2021 268,300 800 329,994 716
January 2021 267,500 1,000 329,278 -190
December 2020 266,500 -1,200 329,468 760