Department of Numbers

Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Job Growth

There were 102,800 jobs in Athens, Georgia in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 101,067 employed persons for the month. Athens lost 300 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 106 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Athens job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 102,800 -300 +5,400
CPS 101,067 -106 +3,835

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 2022 at 103,100. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Athens according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 104,828 for Athens in March 2008. 3,761 jobs have been lost in Athens since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 84,241, Athens has added 16,826 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Athens, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 102,800 -300 101,067 -106
August 2022 103,100 400 101,173 28
July 2022 102,700 300 101,145 233
June 2022 102,400 600 100,912 355
May 2022 101,800 700 100,557 407
April 2022 101,100 400 100,150 438
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