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Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Georgia Job Growth

There were 2,685,800 jobs in Atlanta, Georgia in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,807,824 employed persons for the month. Atlanta added 2,800 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 67 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Atlanta job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,685,800 +2,800 +67,200
CPS 2,807,824 -67 +113,750

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

Atlanta, Georgia Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Atlanta in November 2016 is at a new high of 2,685,800.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 2,807,891 for Atlanta in October 2016. 67 jobs have been lost in Atlanta since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Atlanta, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 2,685,800 2,800 2,807,824 -67
October 2016 2,683,000 7,200 2,807,891 9,936
September 2016 2,675,800 9,700 2,797,955 6,051
August 2016 2,666,100 10,700 2,791,904 3,056
July 2016 2,655,400 1,400 2,788,848 20,654
June 2016 2,654,000 -1,300 2,768,194 20,636
May 2016 2,655,300 9,200 2,747,558 11,813
April 2016 2,646,100 5,600 2,735,745 6,868
March 2016 2,640,500 10,900 2,728,877 10,751
February 2016 2,629,600 9,000 2,718,126 10,310
January 2016 2,620,600 -2,000 2,707,816 8,447
December 2015 2,622,600 4,000 2,699,369 5,295