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Ocala, Florida Job Growth

There were 108,400 jobs in Ocala, Florida in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 134,763 employed persons for the month. Ocala added 200 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 663 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ocala job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 108,400 +200 -1,200
CPS 134,763 +663 +637

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 February 2020 at 109,600. Since then 1,200 jobs have been lost in Ocala according to the employer survey. From a trough of 97,800 in April 2020, Ocala has gained 10,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in February 2021 for Ocala is at a new high of 134,763.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Ocala, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 108,400 200 134,763 663
January 2021 108,200 300 134,100 621
December 2020 107,900 100 133,479 741
November 2020 107,800 600 132,738 732
October 2020 107,200 600 132,006 748
September 2020 106,600 1,200 131,258 840
August 2020 105,400 1,500 130,418 7,997
July 2020 103,900 -500 122,421 631
June 2020 104,400 2,200 121,790 4,346
May 2020 102,200 4,400 117,444 4,710
April 2020 97,800 -11,200 112,734 -18,534
March 2020 109,000 -600 131,268 -2,858