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.
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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 1,412,800. 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
Tampa, Florida Employment History