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Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida Job Growth

There were 1,244,600 jobs in Tampa, Florida in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,236,020 employed persons for the month. Tampa lost 151,200 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 252,296 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tampa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,244,600 -151,200 -131,900
CPS 1,236,020 -252,296 -253,300

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 1,412,800. Since then 168,200 jobs have been lost in Tampa according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,533,678 for Tampa in December 2019. 297,658 jobs have been lost in Tampa since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Tampa, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 1,244,600 -151,200 1,236,020 -252,296
March 2020 1,395,800 -17,000 1,488,316 -42,958
February 2020 1,412,800 1,800 1,531,274 3,400
January 2020 1,411,000 8,800 1,527,874 -5,804
December 2019 1,402,200 3,000 1,533,678 4,180
November 2019 1,399,200 1,100 1,529,498 5,398
October 2019 1,398,100 6,800 1,524,100 6,332
September 2019 1,391,300 3,300 1,517,768 7,181
August 2019 1,388,000 1,100 1,510,587 7,472
July 2019 1,386,900 5,000 1,503,115 6,419
June 2019 1,381,900 2,300 1,496,696 4,635
May 2019 1,379,600 3,100 1,492,061 2,741