Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia Job Growth
There were 231,200 jobs in Augusta, Georgia in August 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 242,743 employed persons for the month. Augusta added 1,800 jobs in August 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 526 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Augusta 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.
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 October 2019 at 243,700. Since then 12,500 jobs have been lost in Augusta according to the employer survey. From a trough of 218,400 in April 2020, Augusta has gained 12,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 259,692 for Augusta in February 2020. 16,949 jobs have been lost in Augusta since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 229,033, Augusta has added 13,710 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Augusta, Georgia Employment History