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Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida Job Growth

There were 1,345,100 jobs in Tampa, Florida in May 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,482,237 employed persons for the month. Tampa lost 3,300 jobs in May 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,146 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tampa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,345,100 -3,300 +26,900
CPS 1,482,237 +1,146 +38,119

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 April 2018 at 1,348,400. Since then 3,300 jobs have been lost in Tampa according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,487,796 for Tampa in February 2018. 5,559 jobs have been lost in Tampa since then according to the household survey. From a April 2018 low of 1,481,091, Tampa has added 1,146 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2018

Tampa, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2018 1,345,100 -3,300 1,482,237 1,146
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
December 2017 1,337,500 4,400 1,467,286 1,650
November 2017 1,333,100 2,200 1,465,636 1,312
October 2017 1,330,900 23,600 1,464,324 2,904
September 2017 1,307,300 -21,500 1,461,420 5,431
August 2017 1,328,800 3,200 1,455,989 4,398
July 2017 1,325,600 2,400 1,451,591 3,977
June 2017 1,323,200 5,000 1,447,614 3,496