Department of Numbers

Macon, Georgia Job Growth

There were 103,000 jobs in Macon, Georgia in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 99,941 employed persons for the month. Macon lost 200 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 298 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Macon job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 103,000 -200 0
CPS 99,941 -298 +1,114

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 September 2017 at 103,600. Since then 600 jobs have been lost in Macon according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 110,396 for Macon in August 2008. 10,455 jobs have been lost in Macon since then according to the household survey. From a March 2010 low of 92,934, Macon has added 7,007 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Macon, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 103,000 -200 99,941 -298
October 2017 103,200 -400 100,239 -76
September 2017 103,600 400 100,315 552
August 2017 103,200 -200 99,763 97
July 2017 103,400 200 99,666 222
June 2017 103,200 100 99,444 323
May 2017 103,100 200 99,121 248
April 2017 102,900 -300 98,873 106
March 2017 103,200 200 98,767 75
February 2017 103,000 -200 98,692 79
January 2017 103,200 300 98,613 -25
December 2016 102,900 -100 98,638 -189