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Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida Job Growth

There were 1,357,500 jobs in Tampa, Florida in November 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,493,622 employed persons for the month. Tampa lost 1,500 jobs in November 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 230 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tampa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,357,500 -1,500 +24,400
CPS 1,493,622 +230 +27,986

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 October 2018 at 1,359,000. Since then 1,500 jobs have been lost in Tampa according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in November 2018 for Tampa is at a new high of 1,493,622.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2018

Tampa, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2018 1,357,500 -1,500 1,493,622 230
October 2018 1,359,000 1,600 1,493,392 4,326
September 2018 1,357,400 1,100 1,489,066 4,613
August 2018 1,356,300 4,300 1,484,453 -1,414
July 2018 1,352,000 3,600 1,485,867 2,645
June 2018 1,348,400 3,800 1,483,222 857
May 2018 1,344,600 -3,800 1,482,365 1,274
April 2018 1,348,400 900 1,481,091 -5,713
March 2018 1,347,500 400 1,486,804 -992
February 2018 1,347,100 2,400 1,487,796 12,678
January 2018 1,344,700 7,200 1,475,118 7,832
December 2017 1,337,500 4,400 1,467,286 1,650