Department of Numbers

Macon, Georgia Job Growth

There were 103,300 jobs in Macon, Georgia in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 98,840 employed persons for the month. Macon added 300 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 148 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Macon job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 103,300 +300 +1,100
CPS 98,840 +148 +1,079

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 2016 at 103,300. Since then 0 jobs have been lost in Macon according to the employer survey. From a trough of 102,900 in December 2016, Macon has gained 400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 110,396 for Macon in August 2008. 11,556 jobs have been lost in Macon since then according to the household survey. From a March 2010 low of 92,934, Macon has added 5,906 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Macon, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 103,300 300 98,840 148
February 2017 103,000 -200 98,692 79
January 2017 103,200 300 98,613 -25
December 2016 102,900 -100 98,638 -189
November 2016 103,000 -300 98,827 -17
October 2016 103,300 0 98,844 206
September 2016 103,300 500 98,638 238
August 2016 102,800 300 98,400 276
July 2016 102,500 200 98,124 315
June 2016 102,300 500 97,809 363
May 2016 101,800 100 97,446 39
April 2016 101,700 -500 97,407 -354