Department of Numbers

Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida Job Growth

There were 230,200 jobs in Lakeland, Florida in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 284,386 employed persons for the month. Lakeland lost 100 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,197 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lakeland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 230,200 -100 -7,200
CPS 284,386 +1,197 -15,764

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 7,200 jobs have been lost in Lakeland according to the employer survey. From a trough of 213,400 in April 2020, Lakeland has gained 16,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 300,594 for Lakeland in December 2019. 16,208 jobs have been lost in Lakeland since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 246,131, Lakeland has added 38,255 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Lakeland, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 230,200 -100 284,386 1,197
October 2020 230,300 900 283,189 1,217
September 2020 229,400 400 281,972 149
August 2020 229,000 3,400 281,823 16,919
July 2020 225,600 200 264,904 4,274
June 2020 225,400 3,600 260,630 9,919
May 2020 221,800 8,400 250,711 4,580
April 2020 213,400 -22,500 246,131 -45,768
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