Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia Job Growth
There were 236,700 jobs in Augusta, Georgia in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 258,934 employed persons for the month. Augusta added 1,900 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 354 (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 February 2020 at 246,300. Since then 9,600 jobs have been lost in Augusta according to the employer survey. From a trough of 213,800 in April 2020, Augusta has gained 22,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 262,097 for Augusta in January 2020. 3,163 jobs have been lost in Augusta since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 231,234, Augusta has added 27,700 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Augusta, Georgia Employment History