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Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida Job Growth

There were 230,000 jobs in Palm Bay, Florida in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 278,353 employed persons for the month. Palm Bay added 300 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,217 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Palm Bay job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 230,000 +300 +13,600
CPS 278,353 +1,217 +35,487

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 4,200 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 22,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 280,021 for Palm Bay in February 2020. 1,668 jobs have been lost in Palm Bay since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 236,063, Palm Bay has added 42,290 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Palm Bay, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 230,000 300 278,353 1,217
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
August 2020 225,000 1,800 261,489 7,332
July 2020 223,200 300 254,157 2,967
June 2020 222,900 6,500 251,190 8,324