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Tallahassee, Florida Job Growth

There were 179,200 jobs in Tallahassee, Florida in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 184,649 employed persons for the month. Tallahassee added 400 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 464 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tallahassee job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 179,200 +400 -7,600
CPS 184,649 +464 -5,984

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

Tallahassee, Florida Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Tallahassee peaked in November 2019 at 187,300. Since then 8,100 jobs have been lost in Tallahassee according to the employer survey. From a trough of 167,100 in April 2020, Tallahassee has gained 12,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 191,057 for Tallahassee in December 2019. 6,408 jobs have been lost in Tallahassee since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 156,535, Tallahassee has added 28,114 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Tallahassee, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 179,200 400 184,649 464
January 2021 178,800 2,300 184,185 8,993
December 2020 176,500 -1,600 175,192 311
November 2020 178,100 -600 174,881 49
October 2020 178,700 -700 174,832 221
September 2020 179,400 -400 174,611 -2,969
August 2020 179,800 2,300 177,580 10,182
July 2020 177,500 1,800 167,398 84
June 2020 175,700 3,700 167,314 6,193
May 2020 172,000 4,900 161,121 4,586
April 2020 167,100 -18,700 156,535 -30,296
March 2020 185,800 -1,000 186,831 -3,802