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Ocala, Florida Job Growth

There were 105,500 jobs in Ocala, Florida in July 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 122,420 employed persons for the month. Ocala added 200 jobs in July 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 630 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ocala job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 105,500 +200 -1,400
CPS 122,420 +630 -9,591

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 January 2020 at 107,900. Since then 2,400 jobs have been lost in Ocala according to the employer survey. From a trough of 99,200 in April 2020, Ocala has gained 6,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 134,310 for Ocala in December 2019. 11,890 jobs have been lost in Ocala since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 112,734, Ocala has added 9,686 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2020

Ocala, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2020 105,500 200 122,420 630
June 2020 105,300 1,600 121,790 4,346
May 2020 103,700 4,500 117,444 4,710
April 2020 99,200 -8,200 112,734 -18,534
March 2020 107,400 -500 131,268 -2,858
February 2020 107,900 0 134,126 270
January 2020 107,900 500 133,856 -454
December 2019 107,400 -100 134,310 306
November 2019 107,500 0 134,004 408
October 2019 107,500 100 133,596 477
September 2019 107,400 -100 133,119 545
August 2019 107,500 600 132,574 563