Department of Numbers

Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida Job Growth

There were 266,000 jobs in Lakeland, Florida in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 327,335 employed persons for the month. Lakeland added 1,200 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,561 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lakeland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 266,000 +1,200 +9,200
CPS 327,335 +1,561 +11,407

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 July 2022 at 266,000. Since then 0 jobs have been lost in Lakeland according to the employer survey. From a trough of 264,800 in August 2022, Lakeland has gained 1,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in September 2022 for Lakeland is at a new high of 327,335.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Lakeland, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 266,000 1,200 327,335 1,561
August 2022 264,800 -1,200 325,774 1,079
July 2022 266,000 2,500 324,695 983
June 2022 263,500 1,899 323,712 412
May 2022 261,600 -1,399 323,300 93
April 2022 263,000 600 323,207 925
March 2022 262,400 200 322,282 1,077
February 2022 262,200 1,599 321,205 1,363
January 2022 260,600 -599 319,842 1,786
December 2021 261,200 500 318,056 -271
November 2021 260,700 1,099 318,327 326
October 2021 259,600 2,800 318,001 2,073