Department of Numbers

Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Job Growth

There were 95,800 jobs in Athens, Georgia in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 93,887 employed persons for the month. Athens added 400 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 301 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Athens job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 95,800 +400 +3,200
CPS 93,887 +301 +4,862

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 peaked in September 2016 at 96,400. Since then 600 jobs have been lost in Athens according to the employer survey. From a trough of 95,400 in October 2016, Athens has gained 400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 105,921 for Athens in March 2008. 12,034 jobs have been lost in Athens since then according to the household survey. From a January 2011 low of 84,253, Athens has added 9,634 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Athens, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 95,800 400 93,887 301
October 2016 95,400 -1,000 93,586 235
September 2016 96,400 400 93,351 -128
August 2016 96,000 1,300 93,479 622
July 2016 94,700 -600 92,857 252
June 2016 95,300 600 92,605 845
May 2016 94,700 400 91,760 370
April 2016 94,300 -100 91,390 103
March 2016 94,400 600 91,287 716
February 2016 93,800 700 90,571 276
January 2016 93,100 400 90,295 700
December 2015 92,700 100 89,595 570