Department of Numbers

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida Job Growth

There were 213,600 jobs in Palm Bay, Florida in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 259,601 employed persons for the month. Palm Bay lost 700 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,360 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Palm Bay job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 213,600 -700 -800
CPS 259,601 +1,360 +3,661

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Palm Bay, Florida Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Palm Bay 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 Palm Bay, Florida

CES employment for Palm Bay peaked in May 2006 at 216,600. Since then 3,000 jobs have been lost in Palm Bay according to the employer survey. From a trough of 192,200 in June 2013, Palm Bay has gained 21,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in February 2018 for Palm Bay is at a new high of 259,601.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Palm Bay, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 213,600 -700 259,601 1,360
January 2018 214,300 1,500 258,241 2,533
December 2017 212,800 -500 255,708 -1,677
November 2017 213,300 200 257,385 -1,253
October 2017 213,100 2,900 258,638 -707
September 2017 210,200 -5,300 259,345 1,016
August 2017 215,500 300 258,329 -179
July 2017 215,200 -100 258,508 92
June 2017 215,300 800 258,416 977
May 2017 214,500 -100 257,439 -708
April 2017 214,600 400 258,147 432
March 2017 214,200 -200 257,715 1,775