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Punta Gorda, Florida Job Growth

There were 48,800 jobs in Punta Gorda, Florida in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 69,305 employed persons for the month. Punta Gorda added 200 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 281 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Punta Gorda job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 48,800 +200 +2,500
CPS 69,305 +281 +8,728

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

Punta Gorda, Florida Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Punta Gorda 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 Punta Gorda, Florida

CES employment for Punta Gorda peaked in August 2019 at 50,500. Since then 1,700 jobs have been lost in Punta Gorda according to the employer survey. From a trough of 43,000 in April 2020, Punta Gorda has gained 5,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 70,057 for Punta Gorda in January 2020. 752 jobs have been lost in Punta Gorda since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 57,253, Punta Gorda has added 12,052 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Punta Gorda, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 48,800 200 69,305 281
April 2021 48,600 0 69,024 236
March 2021 48,600 300 68,788 213
February 2021 48,300 -200 68,575 242
January 2021 48,500 -200 68,333 243
December 2020 48,700 300 68,090 302
November 2020 48,400 -800 67,788 453
October 2020 49,200 0 67,335 672
September 2020 49,200 600 66,663 925
August 2020 48,600 600 65,738 1,217
July 2020 48,000 100 64,521 1,648
June 2020 47,900 1,600 62,873 2,296