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Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Job Growth

There were 273,800 jobs in Cape Coral, Florida in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 343,036 employed persons for the month. Cape Coral added 1,100 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 6,661 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cape Coral job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 273,800 +1,100 +8,000
CPS 343,036 +6,661 +30,282

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 9,100 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 34,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in July 2021 for Cape Coral is at a new high of 343,036.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Cape Coral, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 273,800 1,100 343,036 6,661
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
November 2020 267,700 -2,100 328,708 807
October 2020 269,800 2,300 327,901 6,691
September 2020 267,500 2,100 321,210 3,424
August 2020 265,400 -400 317,786 5,032