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

There were 2,355,900 jobs in Miami, Florida in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,414,327 employed persons for the month. Miami lost 358,500 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 539,444 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Miami job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,355,900 -358,500 -359,200
CPS 2,414,327 -539,444 -636,091

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 January 2020 at 2,734,100. Since then 378,200 jobs have been lost in Miami according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 3,104,515 for Miami in February 2020. 690,188 jobs have been lost in Miami since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Miami, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 2,355,900 -358,500 2,414,327 -539,444
March 2020 2,714,400 -17,300 2,953,771 -150,744
February 2020 2,731,700 -2,400 3,104,515 7,523
January 2020 2,734,100 6,400 3,096,992 -3,004
December 2019 2,727,700 3,700 3,099,996 2,693
November 2019 2,724,000 -1,400 3,097,303 4,633
October 2019 2,725,400 -1,600 3,092,670 6,247
September 2019 2,727,000 -5,400 3,086,423 8,312
August 2019 2,732,400 6,300 3,078,111 9,708
July 2019 2,726,100 9,200 3,068,403 8,743
June 2019 2,716,900 2,100 3,059,660 6,158
May 2019 2,714,800 -300 3,053,502 3,084