Department of Numbers

Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida Job Growth

There were 233,000 jobs in Lakeland, Florida in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 289,768 employed persons for the month. Lakeland lost 300 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 700 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lakeland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 233,000 -300 +4,900
CPS 289,768 +700 +2,543

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 June 2019 at 233,300. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Lakeland according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 291,032 for Lakeland in October 2018. 1,264 jobs have been lost in Lakeland since then according to the household survey. From a May 2019 low of 288,745, Lakeland has added 1,023 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Lakeland, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 233,000 -300 289,768 700
June 2019 233,300 1,200 289,068 323
May 2019 232,100 100 288,745 -308
April 2019 232,000 300 289,053 -771
March 2019 231,700 800 289,824 -501
February 2019 230,900 500 290,325 -142
January 2019 230,400 -1,000 290,467 -271
December 2018 231,400 -300 290,738 -219
November 2018 231,700 -900 290,957 -75
October 2018 232,600 2,900 291,032 802
September 2018 229,700 1,000 290,230 1,346
August 2018 228,700 600 288,884 1,659