Lakeland is considered a Medium City with a population of 291,281 and 21,432 businesses. 243 in 2018 were added to the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce business directory which was more than 2017 which had 239.
The economy of Lakeland employs 157,583 people and has an unemployment rate of 8.1%. Some of the largest industries in Lakeland are Professional Services (1,897),Personal Services & Consultants (639), and Restaurants (540).
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