Department of Numbers

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida Job Growth

There were 1,368,400 jobs in Tampa, Florida in April 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,517,094 employed persons for the month. Tampa added 2,000 jobs in April 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 9,023 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tampa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,368,400 +2,000 +133,100
CPS 1,517,094 +9,023 +226,214

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 39,000 jobs have been lost in Tampa according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,235,300 in April 2020, Tampa has gained 133,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,541,255 for Tampa in February 2020. 24,161 jobs have been lost in Tampa since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,290,880, Tampa has added 226,214 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2021

Tampa, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2021 1,368,400 2,000 1,517,094 9,023
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
November 2020 1,351,400 5,500 1,473,142 10,422
October 2020 1,345,900 7,000 1,462,720 17,470
September 2020 1,338,900 3,100 1,445,250 24,664
August 2020 1,335,800 7,800 1,420,586 33,722
July 2020 1,328,000 6,300 1,386,864 23,228
June 2020 1,321,700 38,800 1,363,636 40,032
May 2020 1,282,900 47,600 1,323,604 32,724