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Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida Job Growth

There were 1,327,100 jobs in Tampa, Florida in August 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,414,605 employed persons for the month. Tampa added 4,400 jobs in August 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 72,309 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tampa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,327,100 +4,400 -60,900
CPS 1,414,605 +72,309 -95,982

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 85,700 jobs have been lost in Tampa according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,237,000 in April 2020, Tampa has gained 90,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,533,678 for Tampa in December 2019. 119,073 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 180,716 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2020

Tampa, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2020 1,327,100 4,400 1,414,605 72,309
July 2020 1,322,700 3,600 1,342,296 7,392
June 2020 1,319,100 40,800 1,334,904 63,088
May 2020 1,278,300 41,300 1,271,816 37,927
April 2020 1,237,000 -158,800 1,233,889 -254,427
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