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Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida Job Growth

There were 1,174,100 jobs in Orlando, Florida in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,192,214 employed persons for the month. Orlando added 7,500 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,833 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Orlando job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,174,100 +7,500 -169,600
CPS 1,192,214 +3,833 -150,180

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 February 2020 at 1,343,700. Since then 169,600 jobs have been lost in Orlando according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,088,700 in May 2020, Orlando has gained 85,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,343,783 for Orlando in December 2019. 151,569 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 173,086 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Orlando, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 1,174,100 7,500 1,192,214 3,833
January 2021 1,166,600 -5,300 1,188,381 -13,762
December 2020 1,171,900 -2,500 1,202,143 4,896
November 2020 1,174,400 -1,100 1,197,247 5,302
October 2020 1,175,500 600 1,191,945 4,748
September 2020 1,174,900 9,200 1,187,197 130
August 2020 1,165,700 7,500 1,187,067 55,979
July 2020 1,158,200 34,400 1,131,088 62,573
June 2020 1,123,800 35,100 1,068,515 49,387
May 2020 1,088,700 -45,300 1,019,128 -47,913
April 2020 1,134,000 -196,400 1,067,041 -232,325
March 2020 1,330,400 -13,300 1,299,366 -43,028