Columbus, Georgia Job Growth
There were 124,000 jobs in Columbus, Georgia in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 118,599 employed persons for the month. Columbus added 800 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 91 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbus job growth to job growth in other cities.
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Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.
Columbus, Georgia Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Columbus 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 Columbus, Georgia
CES employment for Columbus peaked in April 2000 at 125,600. Since then 1,600 jobs have been lost in Columbus according to the employer survey. From a trough of 117,100 in September 2009, Columbus has gained 6,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 124,127 for Columbus in May 2008. 5,528 jobs have been lost in Columbus since then according to the household survey. From a February 2010 low of 113,301, Columbus has added 5,298 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Columbus, Georgia Employment History