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Albany, Georgia Job Growth

There were 62,600 jobs in Albany, Georgia in February 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 63,526 employed persons for the month. Albany lost 500 jobs in February 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 250 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Albany job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 62,600 -500 +1,300
CPS 63,526 -250 +1,499

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Albany, Georgia Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Albany 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 Albany, Georgia

CES employment for Albany peaked in April 2006 at 65,400. Since then 2,800 jobs have been lost in Albany according to the employer survey. From a trough of 60,400 in April 2013, Albany has gained 2,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 72,870 for Albany in June 2008. 9,344 jobs have been lost in Albany since then according to the household survey. From a June 2015 low of 60,351, Albany has added 3,175 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2017

Albany, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2017 62,600 -500 63,526 -250
January 2017 63,100 200 63,776 -306
December 2016 62,900 200 64,082 63
November 2016 62,700 -400 64,019 436
October 2016 63,100 400 63,583 731
September 2016 62,700 1,000 62,852 511
August 2016 61,700 100 62,341 -122
July 2016 61,600 0 62,463 -36
June 2016 61,600 100 62,499 151
May 2016 61,500 200 62,348 265
April 2016 61,300 200 62,083 -90
March 2016 61,100 -200 62,173 146