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Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Job Growth

There were 267,600 jobs in Cape Coral, Florida in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 325,737 employed persons for the month. Cape Coral lost 3,600 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 854 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cape Coral job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 267,600 -3,600 -11,700
CPS 325,737 +854 -16,687

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 January 2020 at 280,700. Since then 13,100 jobs have been lost in Cape Coral according to the employer survey. From a trough of 241,800 in April 2020, Cape Coral has gained 25,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 342,854 for Cape Coral in December 2019. 17,117 jobs have been lost in Cape Coral since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 271,407, Cape Coral has added 54,330 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Cape Coral, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 267,600 -3,600 325,737 854
October 2020 271,200 4,000 324,883 7,557
September 2020 267,200 3,800 317,326 1,369
August 2020 263,400 500 315,957 16,917
July 2020 262,900 -1,300 299,040 518
June 2020 264,200 10,100 298,522 15,958
May 2020 254,100 12,300 282,564 11,157
April 2020 241,800 -34,100 271,407 -58,396
March 2020 275,900 -4,400 329,803 -12,512
February 2020 280,300 -400 342,315 419
January 2020 280,700 300 341,896 -958
December 2019 280,400 1,100 342,854 430