Department of Numbers

Jacksonville, Florida Job Growth

There were 734,200 jobs in Jacksonville, Florida in March 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 753,919 employed persons for the month. Jacksonville lost 6,000 jobs in March 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 22,639 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jacksonville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 734,200 -6,000 +15,700
CPS 753,919 -22,639 +2,840

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 6,000 jobs have been lost in Jacksonville according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 777,282 for Jacksonville in December 2019. 23,363 jobs have been lost in Jacksonville since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2020

Jacksonville, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2020 734,200 -6,000 753,919 -22,639
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
May 2019 721,100 1,700 753,429 1,627
April 2019 719,400 900 751,802 723