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Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida Job Growth

There were 1,212,500 jobs in Orlando, Florida in August 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,189,409 employed persons for the month. Orlando added 1,100 jobs in August 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 58,321 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Orlando job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,212,500 +1,100 -120,700
CPS 1,189,409 +58,321 -136,089

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Orlando, Florida Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Orlando 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 Orlando, Florida

CES employment for Orlando peaked in January 2020 at 1,345,400. Since then 132,900 jobs have been lost in Orlando according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,112,800 in May 2020, Orlando has gained 99,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,343,783 for Orlando in December 2019. 154,374 jobs have been lost in Orlando since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 1,019,128, Orlando has added 170,281 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2020

Orlando, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2020 1,212,500 1,100 1,189,409 58,321
July 2020 1,211,400 68,000 1,131,088 62,573
June 2020 1,143,400 30,600 1,068,515 49,387
May 2020 1,112,800 -52,100 1,019,128 -47,913
April 2020 1,164,900 -161,200 1,067,041 -232,325
March 2020 1,326,100 -18,200 1,299,366 -43,028
February 2020 1,344,300 -1,100 1,342,394 3,334
January 2020 1,345,400 5,100 1,339,060 -4,723
December 2019 1,340,300 3,200 1,343,783 3,534
November 2019 1,337,100 2,100 1,340,249 4,423
October 2019 1,335,000 2,400 1,335,826 4,961
September 2019 1,332,600 -600 1,330,865 5,367