Department of Numbers

Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia Job Growth

There were 242,900 jobs in Augusta, Georgia in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 257,707 employed persons for the month. Augusta added 700 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 236 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Augusta job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 242,900 +700 +6,200
CPS 257,707 -236 +7,308

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 in November 2017 is at a new high of 242,900.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 258,543 for Augusta in September 2017. 836 jobs have been lost in Augusta since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Augusta, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 242,900 700 257,707 -236
October 2017 242,200 1,000 257,943 -600
September 2017 241,200 -300 258,543 937
August 2017 241,500 1,400 257,606 1,510
July 2017 240,100 2,600 256,096 2,735
June 2017 237,500 2,200 253,361 1,497
May 2017 235,300 -2,600 251,864 -1,728
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