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Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida Job Growth

There were 233,300 jobs in Palm Bay, Florida in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 282,665 employed persons for the month. Palm Bay added 1,200 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,576 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Palm Bay job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 233,300 +1,200 +8,300
CPS 282,665 +1,576 +21,176

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 January 2020 at 234,200. Since then 900 jobs have been lost in Palm Bay according to the employer survey. From a trough of 207,400 in April 2020, Palm Bay has gained 25,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in August 2021 for Palm Bay is at a new high of 282,665.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2021

Palm Bay, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2021 233,300 1,200 282,665 1,576
July 2021 232,100 200 281,089 1,446
June 2021 231,900 2,500 279,643 1,458
May 2021 229,400 -300 278,185 1,049
April 2021 229,700 700 277,136 1,133
March 2021 229,000 1,400 276,003 938
February 2021 227,600 200 275,065 816
January 2021 227,400 800 274,249 4,352
December 2020 226,600 500 269,897 1,012
November 2020 226,100 300 268,885 1,594
October 2020 225,800 -200 267,291 2,480
September 2020 226,000 1,000 264,811 3,322