Department of Numbers

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.

Employment Survey August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 231,200 +1,800 -11,900
CPS 242,743 +526 -15,813

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

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2020

Augusta, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2020 231,200 1,800 242,743 526
July 2020 229,400 -800 242,217 413
June 2020 230,200 4,100 241,804 5,429
May 2020 226,100 7,700 236,375 7,342
April 2020 218,400 -25,200 229,033 -30,544
March 2020 243,600 200 259,577 -115
February 2020 243,400 300 259,692 405
January 2020 243,100 200 259,287 -234
December 2019 242,900 -400 259,521 154
November 2019 243,300 -400 259,367 228
October 2019 243,700 700 259,139 271
September 2019 243,000 -100 258,868 312