Department of Numbers

Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida Job Growth

There were 214,500 jobs in Lakeland, Florida in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 245,498 employed persons for the month. Lakeland lost 21,400 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 46,401 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lakeland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 214,500 -21,400 -18,400
CPS 245,498 -46,401 -44,758

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 peaked in November 2019 at 237,400. Since then 22,900 jobs have been lost in Lakeland according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 300,594 for Lakeland in December 2019. 55,096 jobs have been lost in Lakeland since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Lakeland, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 214,500 -21,400 245,498 -46,401
March 2020 235,900 -900 291,899 -7,354
February 2020 236,800 200 299,253 116
January 2020 236,600 -200 299,137 -1,457
December 2019 236,800 -600 300,594 444
November 2019 237,400 600 300,150 830
October 2019 236,800 700 299,320 1,141
September 2019 236,100 200 298,179 1,546
August 2019 235,900 600 296,633 1,872
July 2019 235,300 900 294,761 1,893
June 2019 234,400 1,200 292,868 1,601
May 2019 233,200 300 291,267 1,011