Department of Numbers

Ocala, Florida Job Growth

There were 102,700 jobs in Ocala, Florida in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 128,499 employed persons for the month. Ocala added 600 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 650 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ocala job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 102,700 +600 +700
CPS 128,499 +650 -285

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

Ocala, Florida Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Ocala peaked in March 2007 at 107,700. Since then 5,000 jobs have been lost in Ocala according to the employer survey. From a trough of 89,400 in June 2011, Ocala has gained 13,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 131,788 for Ocala in March 2007. 3,289 jobs have been lost in Ocala since then according to the household survey. From a February 2010 low of 113,526, Ocala has added 14,973 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Ocala, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 102,700 600 128,499 650
January 2018 102,100 400 127,849 -1,286
December 2017 101,700 -100 129,135 -377
November 2017 101,800 300 129,512 -382
October 2017 101,500 600 129,894 -614
September 2017 100,900 -1,000 130,508 1,729
August 2017 101,900 -200 128,779 -396
July 2017 102,100 -400 129,175 -28
June 2017 102,500 600 129,203 227
May 2017 101,900 100 128,976 -530
April 2017 101,800 -100 129,506 62
March 2017 101,900 -100 129,444 660