Department of Numbers

Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Job Growth

There were 95,200 jobs in Athens, Georgia in February 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 93,905 employed persons for the month. Athens added 300 jobs in February 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 590 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Athens job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 95,200 +300 +1,300
CPS 93,905 +590 +3,334

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 February 2017 is at a new high of 95,200.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 105,921 for Athens in March 2008. 12,016 jobs have been lost in Athens since then according to the household survey. From a January 2011 low of 84,253, Athens has added 9,652 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2017

Athens, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2017 95,200 300 93,905 590
January 2017 94,900 2,100 93,315 -356
December 2016 92,800 -1,100 93,671 -192
November 2016 93,900 400 93,863 277
October 2016 93,500 -100 93,586 235
September 2016 93,600 -1,100 93,351 -128
August 2016 94,700 200 93,479 622
July 2016 94,500 0 92,857 252
June 2016 94,500 500 92,605 845
May 2016 94,000 -200 91,760 370
April 2016 94,200 500 91,390 103
March 2016 93,700 -200 91,287 716