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Albany, Georgia Job Growth

There were 62,600 jobs in Albany, Georgia in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 64,033 employed persons for the month. Albany lost 200 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 42 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Albany job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 62,600 -200 -100
CPS 64,033 -42 +706

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. 8,837 jobs have been lost in Albany since then according to the household survey. From a July 2015 low of 60,484, Albany has added 3,549 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Albany, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 62,600 -200 64,033 -42
October 2017 62,800 100 64,075 243
September 2017 62,700 300 63,832 594
August 2017 62,400 100 63,238 52
July 2017 62,300 -200 63,186 -220
June 2017 62,500 300 63,406 -56
May 2017 62,200 -100 63,462 90
April 2017 62,300 -200 63,372 -154
March 2017 62,500 -500 63,526 -195
February 2017 63,000 -100 63,721 93
January 2017 63,100 200 63,628 377
December 2016 62,900 200 63,251 -76