Department of Numbers

Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia Job Growth

There were 235,300 jobs in Augusta, Georgia in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 251,920 employed persons for the month. Augusta lost 2,600 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,672 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Augusta job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 235,300 -2,600 +1,700
CPS 251,920 -1,672 +3,584

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 April 2017 at 237,900. Since then 2,600 jobs have been lost in Augusta according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 253,592 for Augusta in April 2017. 1,672 jobs have been lost in Augusta since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Augusta, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 235,300 -2,600 251,920 -1,672
April 2017 237,900 1,700 253,592 1,562
March 2017 236,200 -1,300 252,030 108
February 2017 237,500 100 251,922 729
January 2017 237,400 -200 251,193 409
December 2016 237,600 900 250,784 385
November 2016 236,700 1,200 250,399 746
October 2016 235,500 400 249,653 398
September 2016 235,100 500 249,255 -14
August 2016 234,600 200 249,269 16
July 2016 234,400 -100 249,253 287
June 2016 234,500 900 248,966 630