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Employment and Job Market Info for U.S. Metro Areas

Lakeland, Florida Metro Area

MSA: Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL
county: Polk
Population (2016 estimate): 666,000
Unemployment Rate (September 2017): 4.0%
NFP Employment (2016): 215,000
Average Earnings (2016): $40,420

Click on an occupational group in the table below for data on specific occupations:

data source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational
Group
Total
Employment
Jobs
per 1000
Location
Quotient
Median Annual
Earnings
Management 6,390 30.2 0.6 $98,830
Business and Financial Operations 8,720 41.2 0.8 $55,920
IT and Mathematical 3,240 15.3 0.5 $61,100
Architecture and Engineering 2,160 10.2 0.6 $56,830
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 880 4.2 0.5 $48,600
Community and Social Services 1,990 9.4 0.7 $41,290
Legal and Judicial 1,240 5.9 0.8 $50,950
Education, Training, and Library 11,950 56.4 0.9 $44,810
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 1,480 7.0 0.5 $38,390
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 12,450 58.8 1.0 $56,620
Healthcare Support 5,630 26.6 0.9 $25,450
Protective Services 4,400 20.8 0.9 $34,870
Food Preparation and Serving Related 19,490 92.0 1.0 $19,440
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 7,340 34.7 1.1 $21,950
Personal Care and Services 4,660 22.0 0.7 $19,460
Sales and Related 24,000 113.3 1.1 $24,430
Office and Administrative Support 36,010 170.1 1.1 $29,900
Construction and Extraction 10,320 48.8 1.2 $32,610
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 10,840 51.2 1.3 $38,020
Production 14,560 68.8 1.1 $31,040
Transportation and Material Moving 21,630 102.1 1.5 $30,850

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