Department of Numbers

Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Job Growth

There were 101,200 jobs in Athens, Georgia in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 101,080 employed persons for the month. Athens added 900 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 483 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Athens job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 101,200 +900 +3,900
CPS 101,080 +483 +4,144

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 in October 2018 is at a new high of 101,200.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 105,921 for Athens in March 2008. 4,841 jobs have been lost in Athens since then according to the household survey. From a November 2010 low of 84,738, Athens has added 16,342 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Athens, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 101,200 900 101,080 483
September 2018 100,300 100 100,597 -120
August 2018 100,200 300 100,717 -124
July 2018 99,900 100 100,841 232
June 2018 99,800 400 100,609 97
May 2018 99,400 300 100,512 123
April 2018 99,100 500 100,389 159
March 2018 98,600 200 100,230 513
February 2018 98,400 400 99,717 1,664
January 2018 98,000 1,300 98,053 1,474
December 2017 96,700 -400 96,579 -194
November 2017 97,100 -200 96,773 -163