Department of Numbers

Georgia Job Growth

There were 4,481,100 jobs in Georgia in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,948,784 employed persons for the month. Georgia added 7,000 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 2,292 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Georgia job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,481,100 +7,000 +295,800
CPS 4,948,784 -2,292 +390,748

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 185,400 jobs have been lost in Georgia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 4,057,000 in April 2020, Georgia has gained 424,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Georgia reached a maximum of 5,024,604 in January 2020. 75,820 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 583,729 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 4,481,100 7,000 4,948,784 -2,292
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
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