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Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, Florida Job Growth

There were 178,700 jobs in Pensacola, Florida in July 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 199,608 employed persons for the month. Pensacola added 2,600 jobs in July 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,786 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Pensacola job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 178,700 +2,600 -7,400
CPS 199,608 +3,786 -21,516

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Pensacola, Florida Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Pensacola 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 Pensacola, Florida

CES employment for Pensacola peaked in February 2020 at 187,900. Since then 9,200 jobs have been lost in Pensacola according to the employer survey. From a trough of 166,600 in April 2020, Pensacola has gained 12,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 225,835 for Pensacola in December 2019. 26,227 jobs have been lost in Pensacola since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 183,261, Pensacola has added 16,347 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2020

Pensacola, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2020 178,700 2,600 199,608 3,786
June 2020 176,100 5,200 195,822 8,966
May 2020 170,900 4,300 186,856 3,595
April 2020 166,600 -21,200 183,261 -37,663
March 2020 187,800 -100 220,924 -4,427
February 2020 187,900 400 225,351 538
January 2020 187,500 400 224,813 -1,022
December 2019 187,100 200 225,835 830
November 2019 186,900 800 225,005 964
October 2019 186,100 400 224,041 1,030
September 2019 185,700 0 223,011 1,014
August 2019 185,700 -400 221,997 873