Department of Numbers

Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Job Growth

There were 96,400 jobs in Athens, Georgia in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 94,755 employed persons for the month. Athens added 300 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 582 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Athens job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 96,400 +300 +2,400
CPS 94,755 +582 +2,398

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

Athens, Georgia Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Athens in May 2017 is at a new high of 96,400.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 105,921 for Athens in March 2008. 11,166 jobs have been lost in Athens since then according to the household survey. From a January 2011 low of 84,253, Athens has added 10,502 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Athens, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 96,400 300 94,755 582
April 2017 96,100 400 94,173 420
March 2017 95,700 400 93,753 309
February 2017 95,300 400 93,444 948
January 2017 94,900 2,100 92,496 1,178
December 2016 92,800 -1,100 91,318 -210
November 2016 93,900 400 91,528 89
October 2016 93,500 -100 91,439 259
September 2016 93,600 -1,100 91,180 -1,796
August 2016 94,700 200 92,976 56
July 2016 94,500 0 92,920 198
June 2016 94,500 500 92,722 365