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Albany, Georgia Job Growth

There were 63,000 jobs in Albany, Georgia in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 63,694 employed persons for the month. Albany lost 100 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 186 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Albany job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 63,000 -100 +400
CPS 63,694 -186 -175

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 2,400 jobs have been lost in Albany according to the employer survey. From a trough of 60,500 in April 2013, Albany has gained 2,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 72,843 for Albany in June 2008. 9,149 jobs have been lost in Albany since then according to the household survey. From a July 2015 low of 60,413, Albany has added 3,281 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Albany, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 63,000 -100 63,694 -186
June 2019 63,100 -300 63,880 -207
May 2019 63,400 100 64,087 -124
April 2019 63,300 0 64,211 -113
March 2019 63,300 300 64,324 15
February 2019 63,000 100 64,309 73
January 2019 62,900 -100 64,236 78
December 2018 63,000 0 64,158 -2
November 2018 63,000 100 64,160 34
October 2018 62,900 300 64,126 110
September 2018 62,600 -200 64,016 111
August 2018 62,800 200 63,905 36