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Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida Job Growth

There were 1,361,000 jobs in Tampa, Florida in January 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,487,010 employed persons for the month. Tampa added 4,200 jobs in January 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 40,450 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tampa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,361,000 +4,200 -43,400
CPS 1,487,010 +40,450 -40,864

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 46,400 jobs have been lost in Tampa according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,235,300 in April 2020, Tampa has gained 125,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,533,678 for Tampa in December 2019. 46,668 jobs have been lost in Tampa since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,233,889, Tampa has added 253,121 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2021

Tampa, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2021 1,361,000 4,200 1,487,010 40,450
December 2020 1,356,800 5,400 1,446,560 8,828
November 2020 1,351,400 5,500 1,437,732 7,820
October 2020 1,345,900 7,000 1,429,912 6,701
September 2020 1,338,900 3,100 1,423,211 3,746
August 2020 1,335,800 7,800 1,419,465 77,169
July 2020 1,328,000 6,300 1,342,296 7,392
June 2020 1,321,700 38,800 1,334,904 63,088
May 2020 1,282,900 47,600 1,271,816 37,927
April 2020 1,235,300 -160,800 1,233,889 -254,427
March 2020 1,396,100 -11,300 1,488,316 -42,958
February 2020 1,407,400 3,000 1,531,274 3,400