Department of Numbers

Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia Job Growth

There were 242,500 jobs in Augusta, Georgia in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 261,958 employed persons for the month. Augusta added 900 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,803 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Augusta job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 242,500 +900 +7,800
CPS 261,958 +1,803 +10,036

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 2018 is at a new high of 242,500.

CPS employment in February 2018 for Augusta is at a new high of 261,958.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Augusta, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 242,500 900 261,958 1,803
January 2018 241,600 1,100 260,155 1,189
December 2017 240,500 1,100 258,966 1,329
November 2017 239,400 500 257,637 -306
October 2017 238,900 3,000 257,943 -600
September 2017 235,900 -600 258,543 937
August 2017 236,500 1,000 257,606 1,510
July 2017 235,500 300 256,096 2,735
June 2017 235,200 1,000 253,361 1,497
May 2017 234,200 -600 251,864 -1,728
April 2017 234,800 -100 253,592 1,562
March 2017 234,900 200 252,030 108