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Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Job Growth

There were 261,899 jobs in Cape Coral, Florida in July 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 299,150 employed persons for the month. Cape Coral lost 2,300 jobs in July 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 628 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cape Coral job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 261,899 -2,300 -17,000
CPS 299,150 +628 -38,524

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 18,800 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 20,099 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 342,854 for Cape Coral in December 2019. 43,704 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 27,743 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2020

Cape Coral, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2020 261,899 -2,300 299,150 628
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
November 2019 279,300 100 342,424 745
October 2019 279,200 100 341,679 993
September 2019 279,100 500 340,686 1,357
August 2019 278,600 -300 339,329 1,655