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Columbus, Georgia Job Growth

There were 121,200 jobs in Columbus, Georgia in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 116,930 employed persons for the month. Columbus added 500 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 248 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbus job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 121,200 +500 +600
CPS 116,930 +248 +1,043

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 4,400 jobs have been lost in Columbus according to the employer survey. From a trough of 117,100 in September 2009, Columbus has gained 4,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 124,127 for Columbus in May 2008. 7,197 jobs have been lost in Columbus since then according to the household survey. From a February 2010 low of 113,301, Columbus has added 3,629 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Columbus, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 121,200 500 116,930 248
February 2017 120,700 -1,000 116,682 138
January 2017 121,700 200 116,544 -61
December 2016 121,500 400 116,605 115
November 2016 121,100 200 116,490 107
October 2016 120,900 200 116,383 14
September 2016 120,700 -400 116,369 -34
August 2016 121,100 0 116,403 215
July 2016 121,100 1,400 116,188 518
June 2016 119,700 -100 115,670 364
May 2016 119,800 -200 115,306 -146
April 2016 120,000 -600 115,452 -435