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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.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 121,600 -200 +500
CPS 118,283 -101 +1,793

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

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Columbus, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 121,600 -200 118,283 -101
October 2017 121,800 700 118,384 230
September 2017 121,100 -200 118,154 637
August 2017 121,300 -200 117,517 -47
July 2017 121,500 300 117,564 642
June 2017 121,200 1,200 116,922 91
May 2017 120,000 -700 116,831 -56
April 2017 120,700 -300 116,887 106
March 2017 121,000 300 116,781 99
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