Department of Numbers

Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida Job Growth

There were 224,500 jobs in Lakeland, Florida in April 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 285,387 employed persons for the month. Lakeland added 600 jobs in April 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 684 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lakeland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 224,500 +600 +5,200
CPS 285,387 -684 +7,577

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 April 2018 is at a new high of 224,500.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 286,964 for Lakeland in February 2018. 1,577 jobs have been lost in Lakeland since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2018

Lakeland, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2018 224,500 600 285,387 -684
March 2018 223,900 0 286,071 -893
February 2018 223,900 400 286,964 2,405
January 2018 223,500 500 284,559 1,022
December 2017 223,000 700 283,537 525
November 2017 222,300 1,200 283,012 310
October 2017 221,100 3,500 282,702 268
September 2017 217,600 -4,100 282,434 945
August 2017 221,700 1,000 281,489 992
July 2017 220,700 -200 280,497 1,231
June 2017 220,900 1,800 279,266 1,423
May 2017 219,100 -200 277,843 33