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

There were 2,575,600 jobs in Miami, Florida in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,885,445 employed persons for the month. Miami added 7,900 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 15,250 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Miami job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,575,600 +7,900 +189,300
CPS 2,885,445 +15,250 +379,120

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 178,500 jobs have been lost in Miami according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,308,600 in April 2020, Miami has gained 267,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 3,108,238 for Miami in February 2020. 222,793 jobs have been lost in Miami since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 2,476,391, Miami has added 409,054 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Miami, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 2,575,600 7,900 2,885,445 15,250
April 2021 2,567,700 7,700 2,870,195 28,255
March 2021 2,560,000 7,600 2,841,940 14,282
February 2021 2,552,400 7,500 2,827,658 17,868
January 2021 2,544,900 3,700 2,809,790 13,552
December 2020 2,541,200 11,800 2,796,238 -778
November 2020 2,529,400 7,200 2,797,016 2,839
October 2020 2,522,200 7,600 2,794,177 15,009
September 2020 2,514,600 29,400 2,779,168 21,089
August 2020 2,485,200 -11,300 2,758,079 154,307
July 2020 2,496,500 6,100 2,603,772 26,110
June 2020 2,490,400 104,100 2,577,662 71,337