Department of Numbers

Georgia Job Growth

There were 4,595,500 jobs in Georgia in May 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,910,566 employed persons for the month. Georgia added 2,600 jobs in May 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 3,246 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Georgia job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,595,500 +2,600 +69,100
CPS 4,910,566 -3,246 +11,359

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 2019 for Georgia at 4,602,600. Since then 7,100 jobs have been lost in Georgia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 4,592,900 in April 2019, Georgia has gained 2,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Georgia reached a maximum of 4,925,388 in January 2019. 14,822 jobs have been lost in Georgia since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2019

Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2019 4,595,500 2,600 4,910,566 -3,246
April 2019 4,592,900 -9,000 4,913,812 -6,547
March 2019 4,601,900 -700 4,920,359 -4,320
February 2019 4,602,600 5,300 4,924,679 -709
January 2019 4,597,300 10,300 4,925,388 1,191
December 2018 4,587,000 10,700 4,924,197 -172
November 2018 4,576,300 7,400 4,924,369 1,417
October 2018 4,568,900 10,700 4,922,952 5,600
September 2018 4,558,200 5,300 4,917,352 6,415
August 2018 4,552,900 10,200 4,910,937 5,063
July 2018 4,542,700 6,600 4,905,874 4,034
June 2018 4,536,100 9,700 4,901,840 2,633