Department of Numbers

Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Job Growth

There were 92,900 jobs in Athens, Georgia in July 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 87,998 employed persons for the month. Athens added 400 jobs in July 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 523 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Athens job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 92,900 +400 -3,000
CPS 87,998 +523 -7,166

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 August 2018 at 99,100. Since then 6,200 jobs have been lost in Athens according to the employer survey. From a trough of 87,800 in April 2020, Athens has gained 5,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 105,775 for Athens in March 2008. 17,777 jobs have been lost in Athens since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 82,793, Athens has added 5,205 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2020

Athens, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2020 92,900 400 87,998 523
June 2020 92,500 1,700 87,475 418
May 2020 90,800 3,000 87,057 4,264
April 2020 87,800 -7,700 82,793 -10,853
March 2020 95,500 -1,300 93,646 -2,548
February 2020 96,800 -400 96,194 267
January 2020 97,200 0 95,927 -42
December 2019 97,200 600 95,969 155
November 2019 96,600 -100 95,814 170
October 2019 96,700 600 95,644 185
September 2019 96,100 -200 95,459 179
August 2019 96,300 400 95,280 116