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Tallahassee, Florida Job Growth

There were 180,300 jobs in Tallahassee, Florida in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 188,295 employed persons for the month. Tallahassee lost 500 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 831 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tallahassee job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 180,300 -500 +500
CPS 188,295 +831 +9,571

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 7,000 jobs have been lost in Tallahassee according to the employer survey. From a trough of 167,100 in April 2020, Tallahassee has gained 13,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 189,677 for Tallahassee in January 2020. 1,382 jobs have been lost in Tallahassee since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 163,162, Tallahassee has added 25,133 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2021

Tallahassee, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2021 180,300 -500 188,295 831
July 2021 180,800 -100 187,464 955
June 2021 180,900 900 186,509 1,056
May 2021 180,000 800 185,453 893
April 2021 179,200 -100 184,560 898
March 2021 179,300 100 183,662 1,101
February 2021 179,200 400 182,561 916
January 2021 178,800 2,300 181,645 682
December 2020 176,500 -1,600 180,963 368
November 2020 178,100 -600 180,595 496
October 2020 178,700 -700 180,099 599
September 2020 179,400 -400 179,500 776