Columbus, Georgia Job Growth
There were 121,600 jobs in Columbus, Georgia in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 118,283 employed persons for the month. Columbus lost 200 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 101 (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 4,000 jobs have been lost in Columbus according to the employer survey. From a trough of 117,100 in September 2009, Columbus has gained 4,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 124,127 for Columbus in May 2008. 5,844 jobs have been lost in Columbus since then according to the household survey. From a February 2010 low of 113,301, Columbus has added 4,982 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Columbus, Georgia Employment History