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Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida Job Growth

There were 1,199,600 jobs in Orlando, Florida in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,212,961 employed persons for the month. Orlando added 11,200 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 7,507 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Orlando job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,199,600 +11,200 +110,900
CPS 1,212,961 +7,507 +173,747

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 144,100 jobs have been lost in Orlando according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,088,700 in May 2020, Orlando has gained 110,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,346,509 for Orlando in February 2020. 133,548 jobs have been lost in Orlando since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 1,039,214, Orlando has added 173,747 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Orlando, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 1,199,600 11,200 1,212,961 7,507
April 2021 1,188,400 8,300 1,205,454 6,102
March 2021 1,180,100 8,600 1,199,352 4,271
February 2021 1,171,500 4,900 1,195,081 4,435
January 2021 1,166,600 -5,300 1,190,646 4,739
December 2020 1,171,900 -2,500 1,185,907 5,095
November 2020 1,174,400 -1,100 1,180,812 7,653
October 2020 1,175,500 600 1,173,159 13,350
September 2020 1,174,900 9,200 1,159,809 19,938
August 2020 1,165,700 7,500 1,139,871 28,412
July 2020 1,158,200 34,400 1,111,459 44,412
June 2020 1,123,800 35,100 1,067,047 27,833