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Jacksonville, Florida Job Growth

There were 719,800 jobs in Jacksonville, Florida in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 772,411 employed persons for the month. Jacksonville lost 200 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,804 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jacksonville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 719,800 -200 +44,800
CPS 772,411 +3,804 +98,710

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 732,600. Since then 12,800 jobs have been lost in Jacksonville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 651,100 in April 2020, Jacksonville has gained 68,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 776,066 for Jacksonville in February 2020. 3,655 jobs have been lost in Jacksonville since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 656,127, Jacksonville has added 116,284 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Jacksonville, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 719,800 -200 772,411 3,804
April 2021 720,000 2,000 768,607 4,033
March 2021 718,000 4,800 764,574 3,670
February 2021 713,200 -800 760,904 3,800
January 2021 714,000 -1,700 757,104 4,920
December 2020 715,700 100 752,184 2,939
November 2020 715,600 3,900 749,245 4,952
October 2020 711,700 3,400 744,293 9,137
September 2020 708,300 8,300 735,156 12,992
August 2020 700,000 1,600 722,164 17,492
July 2020 698,400 5,300 704,672 13,021
June 2020 693,100 18,100 691,651 17,950