Department of Numbers

Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia Job Growth

There were 237,400 jobs in Augusta, Georgia in February 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 251,903 employed persons for the month. Augusta lost 0 jobs in February 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,488 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Augusta job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 237,400 0 +5,700
CPS 251,903 +1,488 +10,692

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

Augusta, Georgia Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Augusta peaked in December 2016 at 237,600. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Augusta according to the employer survey. From a trough of 237,400 in January 2017, Augusta has gained 0 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in February 2017 for Augusta is at a new high of 251,903.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2017

Augusta, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2017 237,400 0 251,903 1,488
January 2017 237,400 -200 250,415 2,712
December 2016 237,600 900 247,703 826
November 2016 236,700 1,200 246,877 1,173
October 2016 235,500 400 245,704 149
September 2016 235,100 500 245,555 -629
August 2016 234,600 200 246,184 -122
July 2016 234,400 -100 246,306 1,468
June 2016 234,500 900 244,838 2,024
May 2016 233,600 300 242,814 -497
April 2016 233,300 1,500 243,311 1,070
March 2016 231,800 100 242,241 1,030