Department of Numbers

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida Job Growth

There were 1,360,000 jobs in Tampa, Florida in December 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,493,490 employed persons for the month. Tampa added 1,600 jobs in December 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 892 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tampa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,360,000 +1,600 +22,500
CPS 1,493,490 -892 +26,204

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 December 2018 is at a new high of 1,360,000.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,494,382 for Tampa in November 2018. 892 jobs have been lost in Tampa since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2018

Tampa, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2018 1,360,000 1,600 1,493,490 -892
November 2018 1,358,400 -600 1,494,382 990
October 2018 1,359,000 1,600 1,493,392 4,326
September 2018 1,357,400 1,100 1,489,066 4,613
August 2018 1,356,300 4,300 1,484,453 -1,414
July 2018 1,352,000 3,600 1,485,867 2,645
June 2018 1,348,400 3,800 1,483,222 857
May 2018 1,344,600 -3,800 1,482,365 1,274
April 2018 1,348,400 900 1,481,091 -5,713
March 2018 1,347,500 400 1,486,804 -992
February 2018 1,347,100 2,400 1,487,796 12,678
January 2018 1,344,700 7,200 1,475,118 7,832