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Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Job Growth

There were 264,200 jobs in Cape Coral, Florida in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 327,799 employed persons for the month. Cape Coral added 900 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 4,159 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cape Coral job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 264,200 +900 +1,500
CPS 327,799 +4,159 +10,068

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 August 2017 at 266,600. Since then 2,400 jobs have been lost in Cape Coral according to the employer survey. From a trough of 252,300 in September 2017, Cape Coral has gained 11,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in February 2018 for Cape Coral is at a new high of 327,799.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Cape Coral, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 264,200 900 327,799 4,159
January 2018 263,300 1,100 323,640 6,069
December 2017 262,200 500 317,571 1,173
November 2017 261,700 1,700 316,398 -256
October 2017 260,000 7,700 316,654 365
September 2017 252,300 -14,300 316,289 -1,020
August 2017 266,600 400 317,309 1,258
July 2017 266,200 600 316,051 720
June 2017 265,600 500 315,331 -957
May 2017 265,100 1,400 316,288 -1,548
April 2017 263,700 500 317,836 -584
March 2017 263,200 500 318,420 689