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Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida Job Growth

There were 1,234,500 jobs in Orlando, Florida in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,256,102 employed persons for the month. Orlando added 9,200 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 8,262 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Orlando job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,234,500 +9,200 +68,800
CPS 1,256,102 +8,262 +116,231

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 109,200 jobs have been lost in Orlando according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,088,700 in May 2020, Orlando has gained 145,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,346,509 for Orlando in February 2020. 90,407 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 216,888 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2021

Orlando, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2021 1,234,500 9,200 1,256,102 8,262
July 2021 1,225,300 13,400 1,247,840 16,224
June 2021 1,211,900 12,100 1,231,616 18,912
May 2021 1,199,800 11,400 1,212,704 7,250
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