Department of Numbers

Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida Job Growth

There were 230,800 jobs in Lakeland, Florida in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 289,129 employed persons for the month. Lakeland added 400 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 409 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lakeland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 230,800 +400 +6,700
CPS 289,129 +409 +2,165

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 October 2018 at 232,600. Since then 1,800 jobs have been lost in Lakeland according to the employer survey. From a trough of 230,400 in January 2019, Lakeland has gained 400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 292,838 for Lakeland in November 2018. 3,709 jobs have been lost in Lakeland since then according to the household survey. From a January 2019 low of 288,720, Lakeland has added 409 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Lakeland, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 230,800 400 289,129 409
January 2019 230,400 -1,000 288,720 -2,737
December 2018 231,400 -300 291,457 -1,381
November 2018 231,700 -900 292,838 297
October 2018 232,600 2,900 292,541 3,235
September 2018 229,700 1,000 289,306 2,327
August 2018 228,700 600 286,979 -617
July 2018 228,100 1,500 287,596 1,123
June 2018 226,600 1,200 286,473 215
May 2018 225,400 500 286,258 827
April 2018 224,900 900 285,431 -640
March 2018 224,000 -100 286,071 -893