Department of Numbers

Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia Job Growth

There were 233,400 jobs in Augusta, Georgia in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 247,012 employed persons for the month. Augusta added 2,600 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,308 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Augusta job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 233,400 +2,600 +5,600
CPS 247,012 +1,308 +8,249

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 2016 is at a new high of 233,400.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 251,031 for Augusta in June 2008. 4,019 jobs have been lost in Augusta since then according to the household survey. From a March 2010 low of 229,998, Augusta has added 17,014 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Augusta, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 233,400 2,600 247,012 1,308
October 2016 230,800 200 245,704 149
September 2016 230,600 0 245,555 -629
August 2016 230,600 -200 246,184 -122
July 2016 230,800 100 246,306 1,468
June 2016 230,700 1,300 244,838 2,024
May 2016 229,400 -200 242,814 -497
April 2016 229,600 0 243,311 1,070
March 2016 229,600 800 242,241 1,030
February 2016 228,800 -1,100 241,211 643
January 2016 229,900 1,400 240,568 1,741
December 2015 228,500 700 238,827 64