Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Job Growth
There were 92,100 jobs in Athens, Georgia in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 95,149 employed persons for the month. Athens lost 400 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 33 (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 7,100 jobs have been lost in Athens according to the employer survey. From a trough of 84,600 in April 2020, Athens has gained 7,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 104,828 for Athens in March 2008. 9,679 jobs have been lost in Athens since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 84,097, Athens has added 11,052 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Athens, Georgia Employment History