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Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida Job Growth

There were 1,392,400 jobs in Tampa, Florida in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,542,447 employed persons for the month. Tampa added 4,900 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 9,171 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tampa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,392,400 +4,900 +64,400
CPS 1,542,447 +9,171 +155,583

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

Tampa, Florida Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Tampa peaked in February 2020 at 1,407,400. Since then 15,000 jobs have been lost in Tampa according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,235,300 in April 2020, Tampa has gained 157,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in July 2021 for Tampa is at a new high of 1,542,447.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Tampa, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 1,392,400 4,900 1,542,447 9,171
June 2021 1,387,500 10,600 1,533,276 8,559
May 2021 1,376,900 10,000 1,524,717 7,828
April 2021 1,366,900 500 1,516,889 8,818
March 2021 1,366,400 600 1,508,071 8,576
February 2021 1,365,800 4,500 1,499,495 10,120
January 2021 1,361,300 4,500 1,489,375 9,641
December 2020 1,356,800 5,400 1,479,734 6,592
November 2020 1,351,400 5,500 1,473,142 10,422
October 2020 1,345,900 7,000 1,462,720 17,470
September 2020 1,338,900 3,100 1,445,250 24,664
August 2020 1,335,800 7,800 1,420,586 33,722