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Dalton, Georgia Job Growth

There were 69,900 jobs in Dalton, Georgia in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 59,245 employed persons for the month. Dalton lost 100 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 186 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dalton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 69,900 -100 +100
CPS 59,245 +186 +521

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 10,600 jobs have been lost in Dalton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 63,700 in August 2012, Dalton has gained 6,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 65,851 for Dalton in July 2006. 6,606 jobs have been lost in Dalton since then according to the household survey. From a April 2013 low of 54,207, Dalton has added 5,038 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Dalton, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 69,900 -100 59,245 186
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
August 2016 69,900 -400 58,968 46
July 2016 70,300 600 58,922 343
June 2016 69,700 300 58,579 196
May 2016 69,400 -400 58,383 -110
April 2016 69,800 0 58,493 -231