Department of Numbers

Albany, Georgia Job Growth

There were 59,700 jobs in Albany, Georgia in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 61,575 employed persons for the month. Albany lost 300 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 26 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Albany job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 59,700 -300 -3,200
CPS 61,575 +26 -2,584

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Albany, Georgia Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Albany 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 for Albany, Georgia

CES employment for Albany peaked in April 2006 at 65,400. Since then 5,700 jobs have been lost in Albany according to the employer survey. From a trough of 57,100 in April 2020, Albany has gained 2,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 72,843 for Albany in June 2008. 11,268 jobs have been lost in Albany since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 55,480, Albany has added 6,095 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Albany, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 59,700 -300 61,575 26
October 2020 60,000 100 61,549 2,809
September 2020 59,900 -800 58,740 -734
August 2020 60,700 0 59,474 17
July 2020 60,700 800 59,457 842
June 2020 59,900 2,000 58,615 1,173
May 2020 57,900 800 57,442 1,962
April 2020 57,100 -5,900 55,480 -7,996
March 2020 63,000 0 63,476 -925
February 2020 63,000 0 64,401 169
January 2020 63,000 100 64,232 110
December 2019 62,900 0 64,122 -37