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Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Georgia Job Growth

There were 2,836,600 jobs in Atlanta, Georgia in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,036,615 employed persons for the month. Atlanta added 15,500 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 13,984 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Atlanta job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,836,600 +15,500 +134,700
CPS 3,036,615 +13,984 +141,350

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 50,100 jobs have been lost in Atlanta according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,493,400 in April 2020, Atlanta has gained 343,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 3,053,678 for Atlanta in February 2020. 17,063 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 427,641 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Atlanta, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 2,836,600 15,500 3,036,615 13,984
October 2021 2,821,100 19,400 3,022,631 12,115
September 2021 2,801,700 8,700 3,010,516 11,014
August 2021 2,793,000 200 2,999,502 11,406
July 2021 2,792,800 18,800 2,988,096 13,982
June 2021 2,774,000 31,400 2,974,114 11,580
May 2021 2,742,600 2,400 2,962,534 12,163
April 2021 2,740,200 2,700 2,950,371 18,559
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