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Gainesville, Florida Job Growth

There were 145,600 jobs in Gainesville, Florida in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 143,243 employed persons for the month. Gainesville lost 400 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 971 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Gainesville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 145,600 -400 +4,800
CPS 143,243 +971 +12,219

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 3,300 jobs have been lost in Gainesville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 130,800 in April 2020, Gainesville has gained 14,799 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in July 2021 for Gainesville is at a new high of 143,243.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Gainesville, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 145,600 -400 143,243 971
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
November 2020 141,900 100 136,073 556
October 2020 141,800 700 135,517 1,080
September 2020 141,100 -1,900 134,437 1,500
August 2020 143,000 2,200 132,937 1,913