Department of Numbers

Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida Job Growth

There were 222,600 jobs in Lakeland, Florida in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 280,051 employed persons for the month. Lakeland added 100 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 308 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lakeland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 222,600 +100 +6,200
CPS 280,051 +308 +9,660

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 August 2017 is at a new high of 222,600.

CPS employment in August 2017 for Lakeland is at a new high of 280,051.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Lakeland, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 222,600 100 280,051 308
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
November 2016 217,800 100 272,718 608
October 2016 217,700 1,500 272,110 1,040
September 2016 216,200 -200 271,070 679