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Dalton, Georgia Job Growth

There were 70,700 jobs in Dalton, Georgia in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 59,930 employed persons for the month. Dalton lost 0 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 178 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dalton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 70,700 0 +800
CPS 59,930 +178 +962

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Dalton, Georgia Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Dalton 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 Dalton, Georgia

CES employment for Dalton peaked in April 2006 at 80,500. Since then 9,800 jobs have been lost in Dalton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 63,700 in August 2012, Dalton has gained 7,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 65,851 for Dalton in July 2006. 5,921 jobs have been lost in Dalton since then according to the household survey. From a April 2013 low of 54,207, Dalton has added 5,723 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Dalton, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 70,700 0 59,930 178
July 2017 70,700 0 59,752 319
June 2017 70,700 800 59,433 181
May 2017 69,900 0 59,252 112
April 2017 69,900 0 59,140 -69
March 2017 69,900 -100 59,209 150
February 2017 70,000 -200 59,059 209
January 2017 70,200 100 58,850 -40
December 2016 70,100 0 58,890 -89
November 2016 70,100 500 58,979 58
October 2016 69,600 0 58,921 72
September 2016 69,600 -300 58,849 -119