Department of Numbers

Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Job Growth

There were 98,000 jobs in Athens, Georgia in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 97,895 employed persons for the month. Athens lost 700 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 577 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Athens job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 98,000 -700 -200
CPS 97,895 -577 -1,822

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 1,900 jobs have been lost in Athens according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 105,921 for Athens in March 2008. 8,026 jobs have been lost in Athens since then according to the household survey. From a November 2010 low of 84,738, Athens has added 13,157 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Athens, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 98,000 -700 97,895 -577
January 2019 98,700 -700 98,472 -2,792
December 2018 99,400 -500 101,264 -495
November 2018 99,900 200 101,759 680
October 2018 99,700 600 101,079 482
September 2018 99,100 400 100,597 -120
August 2018 98,700 0 100,717 -124
July 2018 98,700 200 100,841 232
June 2018 98,500 100 100,609 97
May 2018 98,400 900 100,512 123
April 2018 97,500 -900 100,389 159
March 2018 98,400 200 100,230 513