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Gainesville, Florida Job Growth

There were 146,700 jobs in Gainesville, Florida in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 140,397 employed persons for the month. Gainesville lost 100 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 275 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Gainesville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 146,700 -100 +1,500
CPS 140,397 +275 +529

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 May 2019 at 146,900. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Gainesville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 146,500 in June 2019, Gainesville has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 140,599 for Gainesville in February 2019. 202 jobs have been lost in Gainesville since then according to the household survey. From a May 2019 low of 139,988, Gainesville has added 409 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2019

Gainesville, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2019 146,700 -100 140,397 275
July 2019 146,800 300 140,122 124
June 2019 146,500 -400 139,998 10
May 2019 146,900 500 139,988 -93
April 2019 146,400 -100 140,081 -267
March 2019 146,500 200 140,348 -251
February 2019 146,300 100 140,599 16
January 2019 146,200 -300 140,583 78
December 2018 146,500 500 140,505 -22
November 2018 146,000 100 140,527 56
October 2018 145,900 100 140,471 269
September 2018 145,800 600 140,202 334