Department of Numbers

Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida Job Growth

There were 230,300 jobs in Lakeland, Florida in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 292,566 employed persons for the month. Lakeland added 1,300 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,260 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lakeland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 230,300 +1,300 +9,200
CPS 292,566 +3,260 +9,864

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 October 2018 is at a new high of 230,300.

CPS employment in October 2018 for Lakeland is at a new high of 292,566.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Lakeland, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 230,300 1,300 292,566 3,260
September 2018 229,000 1,400 289,306 2,327
August 2018 227,600 1,100 286,979 -617
July 2018 226,500 300 287,596 1,123
June 2018 226,200 900 286,473 215
May 2018 225,300 800 286,258 827
April 2018 224,500 600 285,431 -640
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