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Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Georgia Job Growth

There were 2,741,400 jobs in Atlanta, Georgia in April 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,950,754 employed persons for the month. Atlanta added 3,900 jobs in April 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 18,942 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Atlanta job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,741,400 +3,900 +248,000
CPS 2,950,754 +18,942 +341,780

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 peaked in January 2020 at 2,886,700. Since then 145,300 jobs have been lost in Atlanta according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,493,400 in April 2020, Atlanta has gained 248,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 3,053,678 for Atlanta in February 2020. 102,924 jobs have been lost in Atlanta since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 2,608,974, Atlanta has added 341,780 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2021

Atlanta, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2021 2,741,400 3,900 2,950,754 18,942
March 2021 2,737,500 10,000 2,931,812 15,915
February 2021 2,727,500 10,100 2,915,897 14,004
January 2021 2,717,400 4,600 2,901,893 8,083
December 2020 2,712,800 10,900 2,893,810 -1,455
November 2020 2,701,900 7,600 2,895,265 -293
October 2020 2,694,300 15,900 2,895,558 127,411
September 2020 2,678,400 13,100 2,768,147 9,421
August 2020 2,665,300 27,400 2,758,726 11,617
July 2020 2,637,900 12,800 2,747,109 12,431
June 2020 2,625,100 64,200 2,734,678 10,961
May 2020 2,560,900 67,500 2,723,717 114,743