Department of Numbers

Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia Job Growth

There were 237,700 jobs in Augusta, Georgia in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 259,825 employed persons for the month. Augusta added 100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 78 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Augusta job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 237,700 +100 -8,600
CPS 259,825 -78 +133

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 8,600 jobs have been lost in Augusta according to the employer survey. From a trough of 213,800 in April 2020, Augusta has gained 23,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 259,903 for Augusta in January 2021. 78 jobs have been lost in Augusta since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Augusta, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 237,700 100 259,825 -78
January 2021 237,600 -1,000 259,903 12,828
December 2020 238,600 1,800 247,075 7
November 2020 236,800 100 247,068 -2,900
October 2020 236,700 500 249,968 9,291
September 2020 236,200 2,900 240,677 -2,107
August 2020 233,300 2,300 242,784 567
July 2020 231,000 1,600 242,217 413
June 2020 229,400 6,400 241,804 5,429
May 2020 223,000 9,200 236,375 7,342
April 2020 213,800 -31,700 229,033 -30,544
March 2020 245,500 -800 259,577 -115