Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Job Growth
There were 92,400 jobs in Athens, Georgia in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 94,760 employed persons for the month. Athens lost 200 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 38 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Athens job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 July 2018 at 99,200. Since then 6,800 jobs have been lost in Athens according to the employer survey. From a trough of 84,600 in April 2020, Athens has gained 7,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 105,775 for Athens in March 2008. 11,015 jobs have been lost in Athens since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 82,793, Athens has added 11,967 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Athens, Georgia Employment History