Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Georgia Job Growth
There were 2,726,000 jobs in Atlanta, Georgia in August 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,782,724 employed persons for the month. Atlanta added 16,200 jobs in August 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 5,745 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Atlanta job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 2,888,700. Since then 162,700 jobs have been lost in Atlanta according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,551,600 in April 2020, Atlanta has gained 174,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 3,034,341 for Atlanta in December 2019. 251,617 jobs have been lost in Atlanta since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 2,551,615, Atlanta has added 231,109 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Atlanta, Georgia Employment History