Department of Numbers

Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia Job Growth

There were 245,200 jobs in Augusta, Georgia in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 260,124 employed persons for the month. Augusta added 1,700 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,422 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Augusta job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 245,200 +1,700 +5,300
CPS 260,124 +1,422 -1,803

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 in February 2019 is at a new high of 245,200.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 262,608 for Augusta in April 2018. 2,484 jobs have been lost in Augusta since then according to the household survey. From a January 2019 low of 258,702, Augusta has added 1,422 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Augusta, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 245,200 1,700 260,124 1,422
January 2019 243,500 1,500 258,702 -824
December 2018 242,000 300 259,526 40
November 2018 241,700 -600 259,486 -442
October 2018 242,300 1,600 259,928 1,059
September 2018 240,700 0 258,869 -221
August 2018 240,700 -100 259,090 -2,578
July 2018 240,800 -600 261,668 267
June 2018 241,400 700 261,401 327
May 2018 240,700 -700 261,074 -1,534
April 2018 241,400 1,200 262,608 262
March 2018 240,200 300 262,346 419