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Jacksonville, Florida Job Growth

There were 730,100 jobs in Jacksonville, Florida in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 784,915 employed persons for the month. Jacksonville added 300 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,519 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jacksonville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 730,100 +300 +30,100
CPS 784,915 +3,519 +62,751

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 2,500 jobs have been lost in Jacksonville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 651,100 in April 2020, Jacksonville has gained 79,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in August 2021 for Jacksonville is at a new high of 784,915.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2021

Jacksonville, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2021 730,100 300 784,915 3,519
July 2021 729,800 4,600 781,396 4,653
June 2021 725,200 5,000 776,743 4,276
May 2021 720,200 200 772,467 3,860
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