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Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Georgia Job Growth

There were 2,754,500 jobs in Atlanta, Georgia in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,965,467 employed persons for the month. Atlanta added 8,800 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 31,579 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Atlanta job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,754,500 +8,800 +50,800
CPS 2,965,467 +31,579 +111,844

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 February 2018 is at a new high of 2,754,500.

CPS employment in February 2018 for Atlanta is at a new high of 2,965,467.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Atlanta, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 2,754,500 8,800 2,965,467 31,579
January 2018 2,745,700 1,500 2,933,888 16,281
December 2017 2,744,200 1,600 2,917,607 1,150
November 2017 2,742,600 2,700 2,916,457 -7,509
October 2017 2,739,900 1,300 2,923,966 -7,633
September 2017 2,738,600 4,200 2,931,599 22,103
August 2017 2,734,400 7,500 2,909,496 7,975
July 2017 2,726,900 800 2,901,521 8,578
June 2017 2,726,100 9,400 2,892,943 16,560
May 2017 2,716,700 3,100 2,876,383 5,688
April 2017 2,713,600 3,000 2,870,695 3,830
March 2017 2,710,600 6,900 2,866,865 13,242