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Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, Florida Job Growth

There were 2,548,200 jobs in Miami, Florida in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,852,993 employed persons for the month. Miami added 3,300 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 5,477 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Miami job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,548,200 +3,300 -205,900
CPS 2,852,993 +5,477 -251,522

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Miami, Florida Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Miami 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 Miami, Florida

CES employment for Miami peaked in February 2020 at 2,754,100. Since then 205,900 jobs have been lost in Miami according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,308,600 in April 2020, Miami has gained 239,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 3,104,515 for Miami in February 2020. 251,522 jobs have been lost in Miami since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 2,411,749, Miami has added 441,244 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Miami, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 2,548,200 3,300 2,852,993 5,477
January 2021 2,544,900 3,700 2,847,516 29,454
December 2020 2,541,200 11,800 2,818,062 1,815
November 2020 2,529,400 7,200 2,816,247 3,265
October 2020 2,522,200 7,600 2,812,982 7,195
September 2020 2,514,600 29,400 2,805,787 5,029
August 2020 2,485,200 -11,300 2,800,758 188,344
July 2020 2,496,500 6,100 2,612,414 9,492
June 2020 2,490,400 104,100 2,602,922 135,317
May 2020 2,386,300 77,700 2,467,605 55,856
April 2020 2,308,600 -409,800 2,411,749 -542,022
March 2020 2,718,400 -35,700 2,953,771 -150,744