Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Job Growth
There were 98,000 jobs in Athens, Georgia in January 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 98,563 employed persons for the month. Athens added 1,300 jobs in January 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 961 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Athens job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 January 2018 is at a new high of 98,000.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 105,921 for Athens in March 2008. 7,358 jobs have been lost in Athens since then according to the household survey. From a January 2011 low of 84,253, Athens has added 14,310 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Athens, Georgia Employment History