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.
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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 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
Athens, Georgia Employment History