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Dalton, Georgia Job Growth

There were 68,200 jobs in Dalton, Georgia in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 57,589 employed persons for the month. Dalton lost 0 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 65 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dalton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 68,200 0 +200
CPS 57,589 -65 +723

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 12,300 jobs have been lost in Dalton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 62,900 in May 2013, Dalton has gained 5,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 65,851 for Dalton in July 2006. 8,262 jobs have been lost in Dalton since then according to the household survey. From a April 2013 low of 54,251, Dalton has added 3,338 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Dalton, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 68,200 0 57,589 -65
November 2016 68,200 500 57,654 -28
October 2016 67,700 -600 57,682 63
September 2016 68,300 200 57,619 47
August 2016 68,100 -500 57,572 -94
July 2016 68,600 100 57,666 309
June 2016 68,500 -100 57,357 107
May 2016 68,600 -400 57,250 -25
April 2016 69,000 300 57,275 -118
March 2016 68,700 300 57,393 356
February 2016 68,400 300 57,037 163
January 2016 68,100 100 56,874 8