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Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Georgia Job Growth

There were 2,830,300 jobs in Atlanta, Georgia in March 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,961,226 employed persons for the month. Atlanta added 5,900 jobs in March 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 391 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Atlanta job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,830,300 +5,900 +60,300
CPS 2,961,226 -391 +13,316

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 March 2019 is at a new high of 2,830,300.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 2,962,463 for Atlanta in December 2018. 1,237 jobs have been lost in Atlanta since then according to the household survey. From a January 2019 low of 2,960,975, Atlanta has added 251 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2019

Atlanta, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2019 2,830,300 5,900 2,961,226 -391
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
July 2018 2,792,300 6,600 2,958,476 948
June 2018 2,785,700 6,000 2,957,528 1,490
May 2018 2,779,700 6,600 2,956,038 3,096
April 2018 2,773,100 3,100 2,952,942 5,032