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Albany, Georgia Job Growth

There were 59,200 jobs in Albany, Georgia in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 62,239 employed persons for the month. Albany added 400 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 44 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Albany job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 59,200 +400 -3,900
CPS 62,239 +44 -2,162

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 6,200 jobs have been lost in Albany according to the employer survey. From a trough of 55,800 in April 2020, Albany has gained 3,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 72,843 for Albany in June 2008. 10,604 jobs have been lost in Albany since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 55,480, Albany has added 6,759 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Albany, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 59,200 400 62,239 44
January 2021 58,800 -900 62,195 764
December 2020 59,700 300 61,431 -113
November 2020 59,400 -100 61,544 -5
October 2020 59,500 -400 61,549 2,809
September 2020 59,900 0 58,740 -734
August 2020 59,900 300 59,474 17
July 2020 59,600 500 59,457 842
June 2020 59,100 1,400 58,615 1,173
May 2020 57,700 1,900 57,442 1,962
April 2020 55,800 -7,000 55,480 -7,996
March 2020 62,800 -300 63,476 -925