Department of Numbers

Albany, Georgia Job Growth

There were 56,800 jobs in Albany, Georgia in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 54,946 employed persons for the month. Albany lost 6,200 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 8,530 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Albany job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 56,800 -6,200 -6,000
CPS 54,946 -8,530 -8,523

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 8,600 jobs have been lost in Albany according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 72,843 for Albany in June 2008. 17,897 jobs have been lost in Albany since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Albany, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 56,800 -6,200 54,946 -8,530
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
November 2019 62,900 200 64,159 -2
October 2019 62,700 -800 64,161 39
September 2019 63,500 200 64,122 98
August 2019 63,300 200 64,024 144
July 2019 63,100 -100 63,880 160
June 2019 63,200 300 63,720 156
May 2019 62,900 100 63,564 95