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Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, Florida Job Growth

There were 185,900 jobs in Pensacola, Florida in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 223,223 employed persons for the month. Pensacola added 1,200 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,472 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Pensacola job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 185,900 +1,200 -2,800
CPS 223,223 +1,472 -2,128

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 188,700. Since then 2,800 jobs have been lost in Pensacola according to the employer survey. From a trough of 167,800 in April 2020, Pensacola has gained 18,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 225,835 for Pensacola in December 2019. 2,612 jobs have been lost in Pensacola since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 183,261, Pensacola has added 39,962 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Pensacola, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 185,900 1,200 223,223 1,472
January 2021 184,700 900 221,751 6,754
December 2020 183,800 900 214,997 3,461
November 2020 182,900 400 211,536 1,368
October 2020 182,500 300 210,168 1,029
September 2020 182,200 800 209,139 473
August 2020 181,400 400 208,666 9,065
July 2020 181,000 600 199,601 3,779
June 2020 180,400 5,400 195,822 8,966
May 2020 175,000 7,200 186,856 3,595
April 2020 167,800 -20,200 183,261 -37,663
March 2020 188,000 -700 220,924 -4,427