Department of Numbers

Ocala, Florida Job Growth

There were 106,100 jobs in Ocala, Florida in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 131,721 employed persons for the month. Ocala added 300 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 395 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ocala job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 106,100 +300 +2,000
CPS 131,721 +395 +2,956

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 107,500. Since then 1,400 jobs have been lost in Ocala according to the employer survey. From a trough of 89,200 in July 2011, Ocala has gained 16,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 131,788 for Ocala in March 2007. 67 jobs have been lost in Ocala since then according to the household survey. From a February 2010 low of 113,540, Ocala has added 18,181 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Ocala, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 106,100 300 131,721 395
January 2019 105,800 0 131,326 -255
December 2018 105,800 300 131,581 87
November 2018 105,500 100 131,494 412
October 2018 105,400 400 131,082 918
September 2018 105,000 100 130,164 947
August 2018 104,900 600 129,217 -1,000
July 2018 104,300 200 130,217 56
June 2018 104,100 400 130,161 211
May 2018 103,700 0 129,950 798
April 2018 103,700 0 129,152 108
March 2018 103,700 -400 129,044 279