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Gainesville, Florida Job Growth

There were 142,500 jobs in Gainesville, Florida in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 135,206 employed persons for the month. Gainesville added 100 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 595 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Gainesville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 142,500 +100 -6,700
CPS 135,206 +595 -8,834

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 8,100 jobs have been lost in Gainesville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 131,700 in April 2020, Gainesville has gained 10,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 144,455 for Gainesville in December 2019. 9,249 jobs have been lost in Gainesville since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 117,432, Gainesville has added 17,774 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Gainesville, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 142,500 100 135,206 595
October 2020 142,400 1,200 134,611 918
September 2020 141,200 -800 133,693 -1,900
August 2020 142,000 1,900 135,593 8,587
July 2020 140,100 -400 127,006 334
June 2020 140,500 3,100 126,672 4,568
May 2020 137,400 5,700 122,104 4,672
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