Department of Numbers

Georgia Job Growth

There were 4,559,600 jobs in Georgia in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,992,696 employed persons for the month. Georgia lost 5,000 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 15,686 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Georgia job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,559,600 -5,000 +199,500
CPS 4,992,696 +15,686 +386,349

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 4,666,500. Since then 106,900 jobs have been lost in Georgia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 4,057,000 in April 2020, Georgia has gained 502,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Georgia reached a maximum of 5,024,604 in January 2020. 31,908 jobs have been lost in Georgia since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 4,365,055, Georgia has added 627,641 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2021

Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2021 4,559,600 -5,000 4,992,696 15,686
July 2021 4,564,600 36,100 4,977,010 21,223
June 2021 4,528,500 40,300 4,955,787 6,905
May 2021 4,488,200 14,100 4,948,882 -2,194
April 2021 4,474,100 -8,800 4,951,076 22,031
March 2021 4,482,900 18,700 4,929,045 29,791
February 2021 4,464,200 13,000 4,899,254 45,477
January 2021 4,451,200 1,400 4,853,777 24,588
December 2020 4,449,800 23,700 4,829,189 -2,051
November 2020 4,426,100 17,400 4,831,240 -591
October 2020 4,408,700 24,900 4,831,831 211,047
September 2020 4,383,800 23,700 4,620,784 14,437