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Gainesville, Florida Job Growth

There were 147,400 jobs in Gainesville, Florida in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 144,526 employed persons for the month. Gainesville added 1,000 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 388 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Gainesville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 147,400 +1,000 +5,500
CPS 144,526 +388 +8,453

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 1,500 jobs have been lost in Gainesville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 130,800 in April 2020, Gainesville has gained 16,599 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in November 2021 for Gainesville is at a new high of 144,526.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Gainesville, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 147,400 1,000 144,526 388
October 2021 146,400 500 144,138 158
September 2021 145,900 300 143,980 144
August 2021 145,600 0 143,836 571
July 2021 145,600 -400 143,265 993
June 2021 146,000 800 142,272 1,066
May 2021 145,200 300 141,206 971
April 2021 144,900 -100 140,235 1,030
March 2021 145,000 1,100 139,205 1,043
February 2021 143,900 800 138,162 922
January 2021 143,100 800 137,240 863
December 2020 142,300 400 136,377 304