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Jacksonville, Florida Job Growth

There were 713,300 jobs in Jacksonville, Florida in December 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 755,920 employed persons for the month. Jacksonville added 3,300 jobs in December 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,285 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jacksonville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 713,300 +3,300 +13,800
CPS 755,920 +2,285 +12,008

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 August 2018 at 714,800. Since then 1,500 jobs have been lost in Jacksonville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 710,000 in November 2018, Jacksonville has gained 3,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 756,859 for Jacksonville in July 2018. 939 jobs have been lost in Jacksonville since then according to the household survey. From a November 2018 low of 753,635, Jacksonville has added 2,285 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2018

Jacksonville, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2018 713,300 3,300 755,920 2,285
November 2018 710,000 -2,200 753,635 -1,462
October 2018 712,200 -1,100 755,097 -223
September 2018 713,300 -1,500 755,320 1,432
August 2018 714,800 1,400 753,888 -2,971
July 2018 713,400 1,900 756,859 1,736
June 2018 711,500 2,500 755,123 3,316
May 2018 709,000 1,900 751,807 3,424
April 2018 707,100 3,500 748,383 -160
March 2018 703,600 1,900 748,543 -199
February 2018 701,700 1,700 748,742 3,549
January 2018 700,000 500 745,193 1,281