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Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida Job Growth

There were 1,373,200 jobs in Tampa, Florida in March 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,486,609 employed persons for the month. Tampa added 3,100 jobs in March 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 779 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tampa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,373,200 +3,100 +29,400
CPS 1,486,609 -779 +18,517

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 March 2019 is at a new high of 1,373,200.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,487,892 for Tampa in November 2018. 1,283 jobs have been lost in Tampa since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2019

Tampa, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2019 1,373,200 3,100 1,486,609 -779
February 2019 1,370,100 8,700 1,487,388 346
January 2019 1,361,400 -4,200 1,487,042 -469
December 2018 1,365,600 2,700 1,487,511 -381
November 2018 1,362,900 100 1,487,892 114
October 2018 1,362,800 2,000 1,487,778 2,347
September 2018 1,360,800 2,400 1,485,431 3,487
August 2018 1,358,400 4,800 1,481,944 3,732
July 2018 1,353,600 3,400 1,478,212 3,301
June 2018 1,350,200 3,700 1,474,911 2,400
May 2018 1,346,500 1,900 1,472,511 2,163
April 2018 1,344,600 800 1,470,348 2,256