Department of Numbers

Valdosta, Georgia Job Growth

There were 55,600 jobs in Valdosta, Georgia in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 60,962 employed persons for the month. Valdosta lost 400 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 72 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Valdosta job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 55,600 -400 +100
CPS 60,962 -72 +1,404

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

Valdosta, Georgia Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Valdosta peaked in January 2008 at 57,700. Since then 2,100 jobs have been lost in Valdosta according to the employer survey. From a trough of 52,100 in June 2011, Valdosta has gained 3,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 67,414 for Valdosta in August 2008. 6,452 jobs have been lost in Valdosta since then according to the household survey. From a June 2010 low of 57,400, Valdosta has added 3,562 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Valdosta, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 55,600 -400 60,962 -72
November 2016 56,000 -200 61,034 147
October 2016 56,200 -100 60,887 190
September 2016 56,300 -100 60,697 -144
August 2016 56,400 -300 60,841 -82
July 2016 56,700 200 60,923 468
June 2016 56,500 500 60,455 557
May 2016 56,000 400 59,898 58
April 2016 55,600 -100 59,840 46
March 2016 55,700 400 59,794 504
February 2016 55,300 -100 59,290 -151
January 2016 55,400 -100 59,441 -117