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Valdosta, Georgia Job Growth

There were 56,600 jobs in Valdosta, Georgia in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 62,083 employed persons for the month. Valdosta lost 300 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 30 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Valdosta job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 56,600 -300 +400
CPS 62,083 -30 +1,303

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 1,100 jobs have been lost in Valdosta according to the employer survey. From a trough of 52,100 in June 2011, Valdosta has gained 4,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 67,414 for Valdosta in August 2008. 5,331 jobs have been lost in Valdosta since then according to the household survey. From a June 2010 low of 57,400, Valdosta has added 4,683 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Valdosta, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 56,600 -300 62,083 -30
July 2017 56,900 -100 62,113 458
June 2017 57,000 400 61,655 251
May 2017 56,600 100 61,404 -57
April 2017 56,500 100 61,461 0
March 2017 56,400 100 61,461 172
February 2017 56,300 200 61,289 283
January 2017 56,100 -300 61,006 -19
December 2016 56,400 -100 61,025 -120
November 2016 56,500 -100 61,145 27
October 2016 56,600 200 61,118 184
September 2016 56,400 200 60,934 154