Department of Numbers

Georgia Job Growth

There were 4,200,100 jobs in Georgia in May 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,424,801 employed persons for the month. Georgia added 79,600 jobs in May 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 144,877 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Georgia job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,200,100 +79,600 -403,100
CPS 4,424,801 +144,877 -480,592

Georgia Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Georgia 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 in Georgia

CES employment peaked in February 2020 for Georgia at 4,652,100. Since then 452,000 jobs have been lost in Georgia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 4,120,500 in April 2020, Georgia has gained 79,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Georgia reached a maximum of 4,995,200 in February 2020. 570,399 jobs have been lost in Georgia since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 4,279,924, Georgia has added 144,877 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2020

Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2020 4,200,100 79,600 4,424,801 144,877
April 2020 4,120,500 -498,100 4,279,924 -637,830
March 2020 4,618,600 -33,500 4,917,754 -77,446
February 2020 4,652,100 800 4,995,200 7,195
January 2020 4,651,300 11,200 4,988,005 12,069
December 2019 4,640,100 1,400 4,975,936 -1,796
November 2019 4,638,700 8,600 4,977,732 1,259
October 2019 4,630,100 4,000 4,976,473 12,098
September 2019 4,626,100 -900 4,964,375 16,916
August 2019 4,627,000 21,700 4,947,459 17,570
July 2019 4,605,300 -4,800 4,929,889 15,185
June 2019 4,610,100 6,900 4,914,704 9,311