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Jacksonville, Florida Job Growth

There were 673,800 jobs in Jacksonville, Florida in May 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 645,278 employed persons for the month. Jacksonville added 25,400 jobs in May 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 17,186 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jacksonville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 673,800 +25,400 -47,300
CPS 645,278 +17,186 -108,151

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Jacksonville, Florida Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville, Florida

CES employment for Jacksonville peaked in February 2020 at 740,200. Since then 66,400 jobs have been lost in Jacksonville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 648,400 in April 2020, Jacksonville has gained 25,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 777,282 for Jacksonville in December 2019. 132,004 jobs have been lost in Jacksonville since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 628,092, Jacksonville has added 17,186 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2020

Jacksonville, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2020 673,800 25,400 645,278 17,186
April 2020 648,400 -84,500 628,092 -127,347
March 2020 732,900 -7,300 755,439 -21,119
February 2020 740,200 200 776,558 2,384
January 2020 740,000 5,000 774,174 -3,108
December 2019 735,000 -100 777,282 2,499
November 2019 735,100 -900 774,783 3,174
October 2019 736,000 9,300 771,609 3,651
September 2019 726,700 700 767,958 4,024
August 2019 726,000 1,300 763,934 4,121
July 2019 724,700 2,100 759,813 3,651
June 2019 722,600 1,500 756,162 2,733