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Jacksonville, Florida Job Growth

There were 712,400 jobs in Jacksonville, Florida in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 757,261 employed persons for the month. Jacksonville lost 1,600 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,302 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jacksonville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 712,400 -1,600 -20,200
CPS 757,261 +3,302 -19,297

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 20,200 jobs have been lost in Jacksonville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 651,100 in April 2020, Jacksonville has gained 61,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 777,282 for Jacksonville in December 2019. 20,021 jobs have been lost in Jacksonville since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 628,092, Jacksonville has added 129,169 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Jacksonville, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 712,400 -1,600 757,261 3,302
January 2021 714,000 -1,700 753,959 18,406
December 2020 715,700 100 735,553 4,169
November 2020 715,600 3,900 731,384 3,741
October 2020 711,700 3,400 727,643 3,278
September 2020 708,300 8,300 724,365 1,819
August 2020 700,000 1,600 722,546 39,192
July 2020 698,400 5,300 683,354 3,234
June 2020 693,100 18,100 680,120 30,365
May 2020 675,000 23,900 649,755 21,663
April 2020 651,100 -77,900 628,092 -127,347
March 2020 729,000 -3,600 755,439 -21,119