Department of Numbers

Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Job Growth

There were 94,100 jobs in Athens, Georgia in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 95,359 employed persons for the month. Athens added 200 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 94 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Athens job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 94,100 +200 +1,600
CPS 95,359 +94 +2,203

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 5,100 jobs have been lost in Athens according to the employer survey. From a trough of 84,600 in April 2020, Athens has gained 9,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 104,828 for Athens in March 2008. 9,469 jobs have been lost in Athens since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 84,097, Athens has added 11,262 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Athens, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 94,100 200 95,359 94
October 2021 93,900 100 95,265 103
September 2021 93,800 400 95,162 77
August 2021 93,400 500 95,085 107
July 2021 92,900 600 94,978 -54
June 2021 92,300 -100 95,032 -144
May 2021 92,400 -100 95,176 60
April 2021 92,500 -200 95,116 314
March 2021 92,700 500 94,802 358
February 2021 92,200 -400 94,444 385
January 2021 92,600 -100 94,059 411
December 2020 92,700 200 93,648 492