Department of Numbers

Gainesville, Florida Job Growth

There were 145,200 jobs in Gainesville, Florida in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 140,436 employed persons for the month. Gainesville lost 300 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 483 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Gainesville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 145,200 -300 +2,900
CPS 140,436 +483 +2,131

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 September 2018 at 145,500. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Gainesville according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in October 2018 for Gainesville is at a new high of 140,436.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Gainesville, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 145,200 -300 140,436 483
September 2018 145,500 700 139,953 -23
August 2018 144,800 -100 139,976 23
July 2018 144,900 700 139,953 424
June 2018 144,200 500 139,529 293
May 2018 143,700 -200 139,236 393
April 2018 143,900 500 138,843 89
March 2018 143,400 300 138,754 -341
February 2018 143,100 -200 139,095 388
January 2018 143,300 400 138,707 69
December 2017 142,900 900 138,638 219
November 2017 142,000 -300 138,419 114