29.9% unemployed in Lakeland in 2017


29.9 percent of Lakeland residents between 16 and 65 years old were unemployed in 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The percentage of unemployed residents was less than the statewide total of 38.8 percent for this demographic group. In 2017 the total Lakeland population reached 9,316.

Out of 6,529 people who had a job, 45 were employed in the Armed Forces and 6,484 belonged to the civilian labor force.

The total unemployment numbers include residents of all ages who are not working.

Employment status in Lakeland for 2017
Employment status
Number of people
Percentage of population
Not employed
2,787
29.9
Employed
6,529
70.1
Employed in civilian labor force
6,484
69.6
Employed in armed forces
45
0.48

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