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.
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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
Tampa, Florida Employment History