Department of Numbers

Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Job Growth

There were 98,400 jobs in Athens, Georgia in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 97,305 employed persons for the month. Athens added 600 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 89 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Athens job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 98,400 +600 +4,500
CPS 97,305 +89 +5,777

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 November 2017 is at a new high of 98,400.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 105,921 for Athens in March 2008. 8,616 jobs have been lost in Athens since then according to the household survey. From a January 2011 low of 84,253, Athens has added 13,052 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Athens, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 98,400 600 97,305 89
October 2017 97,800 200 97,216 269
September 2017 97,600 700 96,947 905
August 2017 96,900 -700 96,042 261
July 2017 97,600 400 95,781 699
June 2017 97,200 1,000 95,082 481
May 2017 96,200 100 94,601 428
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