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Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida Job Growth

There were 220,900 jobs in Palm Bay, Florida in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 265,897 employed persons for the month. Palm Bay added 600 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,885 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Palm Bay job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 220,900 +600 +7,800
CPS 265,897 +2,885 +8,083

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 in October 2018 is at a new high of 220,900.

CPS employment in October 2018 for Palm Bay is at a new high of 265,897.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Palm Bay, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 220,900 600 265,897 2,885
September 2018 220,300 700 263,012 2,425
August 2018 219,600 800 260,587 -910
July 2018 218,800 1,800 261,497 684
June 2018 217,000 -600 260,813 -797
May 2018 217,600 1,100 261,610 1,220
April 2018 216,500 1,000 260,390 212
March 2018 215,500 1,600 260,178 611
February 2018 213,900 -400 259,567 1,240
January 2018 214,300 1,500 258,327 1,281
December 2017 212,800 -500 257,046 -448
November 2017 213,300 200 257,494 -320