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Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida Job Growth

There were 1,349,300 jobs in Tampa, Florida in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,488,734 employed persons for the month. Tampa added 4,600 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 14,834 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tampa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,349,300 +4,600 +35,300
CPS 1,488,734 +14,834 +48,566

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 in February 2018 is at a new high of 1,349,300.

CPS employment in February 2018 for Tampa is at a new high of 1,488,734.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Tampa, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 1,349,300 4,600 1,488,734 14,834
January 2018 1,344,700 7,200 1,473,900 12,178
December 2017 1,337,500 4,400 1,461,722 -2,617
November 2017 1,333,100 2,200 1,464,339 -2,573
October 2017 1,330,900 23,600 1,466,912 -7,567
September 2017 1,307,300 -21,500 1,474,479 7,033
August 2017 1,328,800 3,200 1,467,446 5,607
July 2017 1,325,600 2,400 1,461,839 2,873
June 2017 1,323,200 5,000 1,458,966 5,824
May 2017 1,318,200 1,600 1,453,142 -340
April 2017 1,316,600 700 1,453,482 1,379
March 2017 1,315,900 1,900 1,452,103 11,935