Department of Numbers

Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Job Growth

There were 101,200 jobs in Athens, Georgia in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 100,197 employed persons for the month. Athens added 500 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 485 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Athens job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 101,200 +500 +6,200
CPS 100,197 +485 +4,133

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 April 2022 is at a new high of 101,200.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 104,828 for Athens in March 2008. 4,631 jobs have been lost in Athens since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 84,241, Athens has added 15,956 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Athens, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 101,200 500 100,197 485
March 2022 100,700 100 99,712 483
February 2022 100,600 400 99,229 653
January 2022 100,200 400 98,576 798
December 2021 99,800 1,200 97,778 -35
November 2021 98,600 600 97,813 116
October 2021 98,000 600 97,697 465
September 2021 97,400 800 97,232 560
August 2021 96,600 500 96,672 444
July 2021 96,100 800 96,228 224
June 2021 95,300 -200 96,004 1
May 2021 95,500 500 96,003 -61