Department of Numbers

Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida Job Growth

There were 243,400 jobs in Lakeland, Florida in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 302,046 employed persons for the month. Lakeland added 700 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,145 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lakeland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 243,400 +700 +2,300
CPS 302,046 +1,145 +2,793

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 February 2021 is at a new high of 243,400.

CPS employment in February 2021 for Lakeland is at a new high of 302,046.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Lakeland, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 243,400 700 302,046 1,145
January 2021 242,700 700 300,901 15,689
December 2020 242,000 900 285,212 1,154
November 2020 241,100 0 284,058 869
October 2020 241,100 600 283,189 1,217
September 2020 240,500 2,100 281,972 149
August 2020 238,400 2,500 281,823 16,919
July 2020 235,900 900 264,904 4,274
June 2020 235,000 5,700 260,630 9,919
May 2020 229,300 5,800 250,711 4,580
April 2020 223,500 -17,800 246,131 -45,768
March 2020 241,300 200 291,899 -7,354