Department of Numbers

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Georgia Job Growth

There were 2,800,700 jobs in Atlanta, Georgia in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,989,354 employed persons for the month. Atlanta added 2,000 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,833 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Atlanta job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,800,700 +2,000 +60,800
CPS 2,989,354 -1,833 +63,920

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 October 2018 is at a new high of 2,800,700.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 3,003,834 for Atlanta in July 2018. 14,480 jobs have been lost in Atlanta since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Atlanta, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 2,800,700 2,000 2,989,354 -1,833
September 2018 2,798,700 10,800 2,991,187 -1,974
August 2018 2,787,900 5,300 2,993,161 -10,673
July 2018 2,782,600 7,600 3,003,834 8,155
June 2018 2,775,000 10,500 2,995,679 15,195
May 2018 2,764,500 6,300 2,980,484 4,317
April 2018 2,758,200 2,900 2,976,167 -1,999
March 2018 2,755,300 300 2,978,166 11,094
February 2018 2,755,000 9,300 2,967,072 31,877
January 2018 2,745,700 1,500 2,935,195 11,999
December 2017 2,744,200 1,600 2,923,196 540
November 2017 2,742,600 2,700 2,922,656 -2,778