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Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida Job Growth

There were 227,100 jobs in Palm Bay, Florida in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 272,475 employed persons for the month. Palm Bay lost 300 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,389 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Palm Bay job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 227,100 -300 -6,600
CPS 272,475 +1,389 -7,263

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 7,100 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 19,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 280,822 for Palm Bay in December 2019. 8,347 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 39,160 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Palm Bay, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 227,100 -300 272,475 1,389
January 2021 227,400 800 271,086 1,447
December 2020 226,600 500 269,639 1,504
November 2020 226,100 300 268,135 1,116
October 2020 225,800 -200 267,019 912
September 2020 226,000 1,000 266,107 1,021
August 2020 225,000 1,800 265,086 14,351
July 2020 223,200 300 250,735 762
June 2020 222,900 6,500 249,973 12,072
May 2020 216,400 9,000 237,901 4,586
April 2020 207,400 -25,600 233,315 -39,556
March 2020 233,000 -700 272,871 -6,867