Department of Numbers

Macon, Georgia Job Growth

There were 103,800 jobs in Macon, Georgia in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 100,220 employed persons for the month. Macon lost 200 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 51 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Macon job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 103,800 -200 +700
CPS 100,220 -51 +2,611

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

Macon, Georgia Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Macon peaked in July 2016 at 104,600. Since then 800 jobs have been lost in Macon according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 110,396 for Macon in August 2008. 10,176 jobs have been lost in Macon since then according to the household survey. From a March 2010 low of 92,934, Macon has added 7,286 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Macon, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 103,800 -200 100,220 -51
November 2016 104,000 -500 100,271 33
October 2016 104,500 0 100,238 426
September 2016 104,500 300 99,812 -102
August 2016 104,200 -400 99,914 22
July 2016 104,600 300 99,892 676
June 2016 104,300 200 99,216 927
May 2016 104,100 200 98,289 234
April 2016 103,900 0 98,055 -118
March 2016 103,900 300 98,173 294
February 2016 103,600 300 97,879 -60
January 2016 103,300 200 97,939 330