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Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida Job Growth

There were 227,800 jobs in Palm Bay, Florida in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 268,159 employed persons for the month. Palm Bay lost 200 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,140 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Palm Bay job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 227,800 -200 -6,300
CPS 268,159 +1,140 -11,839

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 December 2019 at 234,400. Since then 6,600 jobs have been lost in Palm Bay according to the employer survey. From a trough of 212,900 in April 2020, Palm Bay has gained 14,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 280,822 for Palm Bay in December 2019. 12,663 jobs have been lost in Palm Bay since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 233,315, Palm Bay has added 34,844 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Palm Bay, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 227,800 -200 268,159 1,140
October 2020 228,000 -400 267,019 912
September 2020 228,400 600 266,107 1,021
August 2020 227,800 1,100 265,086 14,351
July 2020 226,700 1,200 250,735 762
June 2020 225,500 7,800 249,973 12,072
May 2020 217,700 4,800 237,901 4,586
April 2020 212,900 -19,600 233,315 -39,556
March 2020 232,500 -900 272,871 -6,867
February 2020 233,400 -900 279,738 263
January 2020 234,300 -100 279,475 -1,347
December 2019 234,400 300 280,822 824