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Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida Job Growth

There were 1,112,800 jobs in Orlando, Florida in May 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,016,869 employed persons for the month. Orlando lost 52,100 jobs in May 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 50,172 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Orlando job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,112,800 -52,100 -211,500
CPS 1,016,869 -50,172 -295,189

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 232,600 jobs have been lost in Orlando according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,343,783 for Orlando in December 2019. 326,914 jobs have been lost in Orlando since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2020

Orlando, Florida Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2020 1,112,800 -52,100 1,016,869 -50,172
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
August 2019 1,333,200 3,500 1,325,498 5,288
July 2019 1,329,700 5,800 1,320,210 4,490
June 2019 1,323,900 -400 1,315,720 3,662