Department of Numbers

Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Job Growth

There were 93,800 jobs in Athens, Georgia in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 93,040 employed persons for the month. Athens added 200 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 317 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Athens job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 93,800 +200 -2,800
CPS 93,040 +317 -2,774

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 August 2018 at 99,100. Since then 5,300 jobs have been lost in Athens according to the employer survey. From a trough of 87,800 in April 2020, Athens has gained 6,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 105,775 for Athens in March 2008. 12,735 jobs have been lost in Athens since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 82,793, Athens has added 10,247 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Athens, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 93,800 200 93,040 317
October 2020 93,600 700 92,723 4,889
September 2020 92,900 -100 87,834 -692
August 2020 93,000 200 88,526 527
July 2020 92,800 300 87,999 524
June 2020 92,500 1,700 87,475 418
May 2020 90,800 3,000 87,057 4,264
April 2020 87,800 -7,700 82,793 -10,853
March 2020 95,500 -1,300 93,646 -2,548
February 2020 96,800 -400 96,194 267
January 2020 97,200 0 95,927 -42
December 2019 97,200 600 95,969 155