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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.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 124,000 +800 +1,900
CPS 118,599 +91 +2,778

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

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Columbus, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 124,000 800 118,599 91
November 2016 123,200 500 118,508 -155
October 2016 122,700 -800 118,663 154
September 2016 123,500 300 118,509 257
August 2016 123,200 400 118,252 223
July 2016 122,800 700 118,029 864
June 2016 122,100 0 117,165 193
May 2016 122,100 200 116,972 409
April 2016 121,900 100 116,563 281
March 2016 121,800 -100 116,282 117
February 2016 121,900 -500 116,165 -69
January 2016 122,400 300 116,234 413