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Ocala, Florida Job Growth

There were 107,700 jobs in Ocala, Florida in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 136,505 employed persons for the month. Ocala lost 500 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 321 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ocala job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 107,700 -500 +5,500
CPS 136,505 +321 +17,175

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 1,900 jobs have been lost in Ocala according to the employer survey. From a trough of 97,800 in April 2020, Ocala has gained 9,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 136,863 for Ocala in February 2020. 358 jobs have been lost in Ocala since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 115,777, Ocala has added 20,728 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Ocala, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 107,700 -500 136,505 321
April 2021 108,200 0 136,184 414
March 2021 108,200 200 135,770 458
February 2021 108,000 -200 135,312 723
January 2021 108,200 300 134,589 934
December 2020 107,900 100 133,655 727
November 2020 107,800 600 132,928 1,149
October 2020 107,200 600 131,779 1,975
September 2020 106,600 1,200 129,804 2,821
August 2020 105,400 1,500 126,983 3,857
July 2020 103,900 -500 123,126 1,036
June 2020 104,400 2,200 122,090 2,760