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Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Georgia Job Growth

There were 2,845,700 jobs in Atlanta, Georgia in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,970,318 employed persons for the month. Atlanta added 6,800 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 4,940 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Atlanta job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,845,700 +6,800 +53,400
CPS 2,970,318 +4,940 +11,842

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Atlanta, Georgia Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Atlanta 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 Atlanta, Georgia

CES employment for Atlanta in July 2019 is at a new high of 2,845,700.

CPS employment in July 2019 for Atlanta is at a new high of 2,970,318.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Atlanta, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 2,845,700 6,800 2,970,318 4,940
June 2019 2,838,900 6,200 2,965,378 5,134
May 2019 2,832,700 2,900 2,960,244 887
April 2019 2,829,800 -400 2,959,357 -2,205
March 2019 2,830,200 5,800 2,961,562 -55
February 2019 2,824,400 5,500 2,961,617 642
January 2019 2,818,900 6,700 2,960,975 -1,488
December 2018 2,812,200 9,300 2,962,463 76
November 2018 2,802,900 -600 2,962,387 325
October 2018 2,803,500 -200 2,962,062 1,249
September 2018 2,803,700 6,700 2,960,813 1,431
August 2018 2,797,000 4,700 2,959,382 906