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Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida Job Growth

There were 215,200 jobs in Palm Bay, Florida in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 234,431 employed persons for the month. Palm Bay lost 17,300 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 38,440 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Palm Bay job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 215,200 -17,300 -15,000
CPS 234,431 -38,440 -37,491

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 19,200 jobs have been lost in Palm Bay according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 280,822 for Palm Bay in December 2019. 46,391 jobs have been lost in Palm Bay since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Palm Bay, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 215,200 -17,300 234,431 -38,440
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
November 2019 234,100 600 279,998 1,091
October 2019 233,500 1,000 278,907 1,281
September 2019 232,500 -600 277,626 1,424
August 2019 233,100 1,000 276,202 1,449
July 2019 232,100 800 274,753 1,273
June 2019 231,300 400 273,480 953
May 2019 230,900 700 272,527 605