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Albany, Georgia Job Growth

There were 62,800 jobs in Albany, Georgia in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 64,005 employed persons for the month. Albany lost 700 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 422 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Albany job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 62,800 -700 +1,000
CPS 64,005 +422 +2,529

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 2,600 jobs have been lost in Albany according to the employer survey. From a trough of 60,400 in April 2013, Albany has gained 2,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 72,870 for Albany in June 2008. 8,865 jobs have been lost in Albany since then according to the household survey. From a June 2015 low of 60,351, Albany has added 3,654 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Albany, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 62,800 -700 64,005 422
October 2016 63,500 400 63,583 731
September 2016 63,100 800 62,852 511
August 2016 62,300 0 62,341 -122
July 2016 62,300 400 62,463 -36
June 2016 61,900 -300 62,499 151
May 2016 62,200 0 62,348 265
April 2016 62,200 400 62,083 -90
March 2016 61,800 -200 62,173 146
February 2016 62,000 100 62,027 -24
January 2016 61,900 200 62,051 454
December 2015 61,700 -100 61,597 121