Department of Numbers

Georgia Job Growth

There were 4,452,900 jobs in Georgia in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,899,537 employed persons for the month. Georgia added 1,700 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 45,760 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Georgia job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,452,900 +1,700 -213,600
CPS 4,899,537 +45,760 -122,129

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 213,600 jobs have been lost in Georgia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 4,057,000 in April 2020, Georgia has gained 395,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Georgia reached a maximum of 5,024,604 in January 2020. 125,067 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 534,482 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 4,452,900 1,700 4,899,537 45,760
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
August 2020 4,360,100 37,500 4,606,347 18,464
July 2020 4,322,600 26,400 4,587,883 18,032
June 2020 4,296,200 110,900 4,569,851 11,815
May 2020 4,185,300 128,300 4,558,036 192,981
April 2020 4,057,000 -580,000 4,365,055 -653,422
March 2020 4,637,000 -29,500 5,018,477 -3,189