Department of Numbers

Gainesville, Florida Job Growth

There were 143,500 jobs in Gainesville, Florida in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 137,566 employed persons for the month. Gainesville added 400 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,003 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Gainesville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 143,500 +400 -5,300
CPS 137,566 +1,003 -6,694

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

Gainesville, Florida Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Gainesville 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 Gainesville, Florida

CES employment for Gainesville peaked in November 2019 at 148,900. Since then 5,400 jobs have been lost in Gainesville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 130,800 in April 2020, Gainesville has gained 12,699 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 144,455 for Gainesville in December 2019. 6,889 jobs have been lost in Gainesville since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 117,432, Gainesville has added 20,134 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Gainesville, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 143,500 400 137,566 1,003
January 2021 143,100 800 136,563 862
December 2020 142,300 400 135,701 601
November 2020 141,900 100 135,100 489
October 2020 141,800 700 134,611 918
September 2020 141,100 -1,900 133,693 -1,900
August 2020 143,000 2,200 135,593 8,587
July 2020 140,800 1,300 127,006 334
June 2020 139,500 1,900 126,672 4,568
May 2020 137,600 6,799 122,104 4,672
April 2020 130,800 -17,199 117,432 -24,365
March 2020 148,000 -800 141,797 -2,463