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Gainesville, Florida Job Growth

There were 146,400 jobs in Gainesville, Florida in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 140,297 employed persons for the month. Gainesville added 200 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 216 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Gainesville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 146,400 +200 +2,400
CPS 140,297 -216 +1,202

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 December 2018 at 146,500. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Gainesville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 146,200 in January 2019, Gainesville has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 141,238 for Gainesville in December 2018. 941 jobs have been lost in Gainesville since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Gainesville, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 146,400 200 140,297 -216
January 2019 146,200 -300 140,513 -725
December 2018 146,500 500 141,238 217
November 2018 146,000 100 141,021 565
October 2018 145,900 100 140,456 503
September 2018 145,800 600 139,953 -23
August 2018 145,200 300 139,976 23
July 2018 144,900 100 139,953 424
June 2018 144,800 300 139,529 293
May 2018 144,500 -200 139,236 393
April 2018 144,700 200 138,843 89
March 2018 144,500 500 138,754 -341