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Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Georgia Job Growth

There were 2,734,700 jobs in Atlanta, Georgia in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,876,143 employed persons for the month. Atlanta lost 8,300 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 5,448 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Atlanta job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,734,700 -8,300 +78,900
CPS 2,876,143 +5,448 +99,033

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 March 2017 at 2,745,700. Since then 11,000 jobs have been lost in Atlanta according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in May 2017 for Atlanta is at a new high of 2,876,143.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Atlanta, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 2,734,700 -8,300 2,876,143 5,448
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
November 2016 2,703,700 6,600 2,821,046 2,671
October 2016 2,697,100 -1,300 2,818,375 6,179
September 2016 2,698,400 22,000 2,812,196 9,161
August 2016 2,676,400 4,200 2,803,035 8,259
July 2016 2,672,200 7,800 2,794,776 8,697
June 2016 2,664,400 8,600 2,786,079 8,969