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Albany, Georgia Job Growth

There were 62,200 jobs in Albany, Georgia in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 63,531 employed persons for the month. Albany lost 100 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 159 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Albany job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 62,200 -100 +700
CPS 63,531 +159 +1,714

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 3,200 jobs have been lost in Albany according to the employer survey. From a trough of 60,400 in April 2013, Albany has gained 1,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 72,870 for Albany in June 2008. 9,339 jobs have been lost in Albany since then according to the household survey. From a July 2015 low of 60,484, Albany has added 3,047 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Albany, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 62,200 -100 63,531 159
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
November 2016 62,700 -400 63,327 194
October 2016 63,100 400 63,133 457
September 2016 62,700 1,000 62,676 505
August 2016 61,700 100 62,171 289
July 2016 61,600 0 61,882 21
June 2016 61,600 100 61,861 44