Department of Numbers

Ocala, Florida Job Growth

There were 105,500 jobs in Ocala, Florida in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 130,933 employed persons for the month. Ocala added 300 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 769 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ocala job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 105,500 +300 +4,000
CPS 130,933 +769 +3,667

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 2,200 jobs have been lost in Ocala according to the employer survey. From a trough of 89,400 in June 2011, Ocala has gained 16,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 131,788 for Ocala in March 2007. 855 jobs have been lost in Ocala since then according to the household survey. From a February 2010 low of 113,540, Ocala has added 17,393 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Ocala, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 105,500 300 130,933 769
September 2018 105,200 300 130,164 947
August 2018 104,900 -100 129,217 -1,000
July 2018 105,000 300 130,217 56
June 2018 104,700 300 130,161 211
May 2018 104,400 900 129,950 798
April 2018 103,500 400 129,152 108
March 2018 103,100 300 129,044 279
February 2018 102,800 700 128,765 1,371
January 2018 102,100 400 127,394 152
December 2017 101,700 -100 127,242 52
November 2017 101,800 300 127,190 -76