Department of Numbers

Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia Job Growth

There were 245,200 jobs in Augusta, Georgia in October 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 259,649 employed persons for the month. Augusta added 500 jobs in October 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 387 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Augusta job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 245,200 +500 +2,900
CPS 259,649 +387 +3,249

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Augusta, Georgia Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Augusta 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 Augusta, Georgia

CES employment for Augusta peaked in February 2019 at 245,200. Since then 0 jobs have been lost in Augusta according to the employer survey. From a trough of 243,300 in July 2019, Augusta has gained 1,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in October 2019 for Augusta is at a new high of 259,649.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2019

Augusta, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2019 245,200 500 259,649 387
September 2019 244,700 0 259,262 -70
August 2019 244,700 1,400 259,332 -26
July 2019 243,300 -1,600 259,358 -87
June 2019 244,900 400 259,445 174
May 2019 244,500 -700 259,271 4
April 2019 245,200 300 259,267 700
March 2019 244,900 -300 258,567 515
February 2019 245,200 1,700 258,052 946
January 2019 243,500 1,500 257,106 448
December 2018 242,000 300 256,658 69
November 2018 241,700 -600 256,589 189