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Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida Job Growth

There were 1,420,900 jobs in Tampa, Florida in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,577,414 employed persons for the month. Tampa added 2,200 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 8,796 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tampa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,420,900 +2,200 +69,500
CPS 1,577,414 +8,796 +104,272

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 September 2021 at 1,428,100. Since then 7,200 jobs have been lost in Tampa according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,418,700 in October 2021, Tampa has gained 2,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in November 2021 for Tampa is at a new high of 1,577,414.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Tampa, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 1,420,900 2,200 1,577,414 8,796
October 2021 1,418,700 -9,400 1,568,618 8,630
September 2021 1,428,100 29,200 1,559,988 8,967
August 2021 1,398,900 4,900 1,551,021 8,537
July 2021 1,394,000 6,500 1,542,484 9,208
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