Department of Numbers

Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia Job Growth

There were 243,400 jobs in Augusta, Georgia in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 259,557 employed persons for the month. Augusta added 900 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 688 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Augusta job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 243,400 +900 +4,500
CPS 259,557 +688 +3,923

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 October 2018 is at a new high of 243,400.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 262,608 for Augusta in April 2018. 3,051 jobs have been lost in Augusta since then according to the household survey. From a September 2018 low of 258,869, Augusta has added 688 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Augusta, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 243,400 900 259,557 688
September 2018 242,500 1,200 258,869 -221
August 2018 241,300 -700 259,090 -2,578
July 2018 242,000 -600 261,668 267
June 2018 242,600 -100 261,401 327
May 2018 242,700 200 261,074 -1,534
April 2018 242,500 -200 262,608 262
March 2018 242,700 200 262,346 419
February 2018 242,500 900 261,927 2,207
January 2018 241,600 1,100 259,720 2,207
December 2017 240,500 1,100 257,513 920
November 2017 239,400 500 256,593 959