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Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Georgia Job Growth

There were 2,733,300 jobs in Atlanta, Georgia in February 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,853,615 employed persons for the month. Atlanta added 4,700 jobs in February 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 21,910 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Atlanta job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,733,300 +4,700 +97,800
CPS 2,853,615 +21,910 +135,489

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 February 2017 is at a new high of 2,733,300.

CPS employment in February 2017 for Atlanta is at a new high of 2,853,615.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2017

Atlanta, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2017 2,733,300 4,700 2,853,615 21,910
January 2017 2,728,600 16,700 2,831,705 13,869
December 2016 2,711,900 8,200 2,817,836 8,868
November 2016 2,703,700 6,600 2,808,968 1,077
October 2016 2,697,100 -1,300 2,807,891 9,936
September 2016 2,698,400 22,000 2,797,955 6,051
August 2016 2,676,400 4,200 2,791,904 3,056
July 2016 2,672,200 7,800 2,788,848 20,654
June 2016 2,664,400 8,600 2,768,194 20,636
May 2016 2,655,800 6,700 2,747,558 11,813
April 2016 2,649,100 13,500 2,735,745 6,868
March 2016 2,635,600 100 2,728,877 10,751