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Gainesville, Florida Job Growth

There were 137,400 jobs in Gainesville, Florida in May 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 121,696 employed persons for the month. Gainesville added 5,700 jobs in May 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 4,264 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Gainesville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 137,400 +5,700 -10,300
CPS 121,696 +4,264 -19,354

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 March 2020 at 150,600. Since then 13,200 jobs have been lost in Gainesville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 131,700 in April 2020, Gainesville has gained 5,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 144,455 for Gainesville in December 2019. 22,759 jobs have been lost in Gainesville since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 117,432, Gainesville has added 4,264 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2020

Gainesville, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2020 137,400 5,700 121,696 4,264
April 2020 131,700 -18,900 117,432 -24,365
March 2020 150,600 300 141,797 -2,463
February 2020 150,300 200 144,260 314
January 2020 150,100 700 143,946 -509
December 2019 149,400 200 144,455 415
November 2019 149,200 300 144,040 504
October 2019 148,900 700 143,536 550
September 2019 148,200 300 142,986 563
August 2019 147,900 300 142,423 541
July 2019 147,600 0 141,882 467
June 2019 147,600 -100 141,415 365