Department of Numbers

Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Job Growth

There were 99,700 jobs in Athens, Georgia in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 97,819 employed persons for the month. Athens added 200 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 198 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Athens job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 99,700 +200 +1,000
CPS 97,819 +198 -435

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

Athens, Georgia Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Athens peaked in November 2018 at 99,900. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Athens according to the employer survey. From a trough of 98,200 in February 2019, Athens has gained 1,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 105,775 for Athens in March 2008. 7,956 jobs have been lost in Athens since then according to the household survey. From a January 2011 low of 84,818, Athens has added 13,001 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2019

Athens, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2019 99,700 200 97,819 198
July 2019 99,500 -100 97,621 77
June 2019 99,600 500 97,544 -96
May 2019 99,100 300 97,640 -170
April 2019 98,800 200 97,810 -182
March 2019 98,600 400 97,992 -132
February 2019 98,200 -500 98,124 -119
January 2019 98,700 -700 98,243 -74
December 2018 99,400 -500 98,317 0
November 2018 99,900 200 98,317 -8
October 2018 99,700 600 98,325 28
September 2018 99,100 400 98,297 43