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Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Georgia Job Growth

There were 2,761,400 jobs in Atlanta, Georgia in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,914,261 employed persons for the month. Atlanta added 1,300 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 9,705 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Atlanta job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,761,400 +1,300 +57,700
CPS 2,914,261 -9,705 +93,215

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 peaked in September 2017 at 2,762,000. Since then 600 jobs have been lost in Atlanta according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,760,100 in October 2017, Atlanta has gained 1,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 2,931,599 for Atlanta in September 2017. 17,338 jobs have been lost in Atlanta since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Atlanta, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 2,761,400 1,300 2,914,261 -9,705
October 2017 2,760,100 -1,900 2,923,966 -7,633
September 2017 2,762,000 4,400 2,931,599 22,103
August 2017 2,757,600 6,400 2,909,496 7,975
July 2017 2,751,200 -6,600 2,901,521 8,578
June 2017 2,757,800 23,600 2,892,943 16,560
May 2017 2,734,200 -8,800 2,876,383 5,688
April 2017 2,743,000 -2,700 2,870,695 3,830
March 2017 2,745,700 7,000 2,866,865 13,242
February 2017 2,738,700 10,100 2,853,623 21,258
January 2017 2,728,600 16,700 2,832,365 7,842
December 2016 2,711,900 8,200 2,824,523 3,477