Department of Numbers

Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida Job Growth

There were 225,100 jobs in Lakeland, Florida in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 281,669 employed persons for the month. Lakeland added 2,700 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 199 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lakeland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 225,100 +2,700 +7,300
CPS 281,669 +199 +8,951

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Lakeland, Florida Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Lakeland 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 Lakeland, Florida

CES employment for Lakeland in November 2017 is at a new high of 225,100.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 282,797 for Lakeland in September 2017. 1,128 jobs have been lost in Lakeland since then according to the household survey. From a October 2017 low of 281,470, Lakeland has added 199 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Lakeland, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 225,100 2,700 281,669 199
October 2017 222,400 1,200 281,470 -1,327
September 2017 221,200 -1,500 282,797 2,614
August 2017 222,700 200 280,183 440
July 2017 222,500 1,400 279,743 779
June 2017 221,100 0 278,964 207
May 2017 221,100 2,200 278,757 807
April 2017 218,900 0 277,950 -392
March 2017 218,900 -400 278,342 1,688
February 2017 219,300 500 276,654 2,853
January 2017 218,800 500 273,801 927
December 2016 218,300 500 272,874 156