Department of Numbers

Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia Job Growth

There were 245,300 jobs in Augusta, Georgia in September 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 254,560 employed persons for the month. Augusta added 1,200 jobs in September 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 448 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Augusta job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2023 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 245,300 +1,200 +1,000
CPS 254,560 +448 +2,019

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 January 2020 at 246,500. Since then 1,200 jobs have been lost in Augusta according to the employer survey. From a trough of 213,000 in April 2020, Augusta has gained 32,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 260,357 for Augusta in December 2019. 5,797 jobs have been lost in Augusta since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 230,183, Augusta has added 24,377 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2023

Augusta, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2023 245,300 1,200 254,560 448
August 2023 244,100 -500 254,112 488
July 2023 244,600 100 253,624 737
June 2023 244,500 1,200 252,887 632
May 2023 243,300 500 252,255 61
April 2023 242,800 1,200 252,194 466
March 2023 241,600 -800 251,728 -108
February 2023 242,400 200 251,836 -110
January 2023 242,200 -2,000 251,946 -466
December 2022 244,200 -1,000 252,412 73
November 2022 245,200 600 252,339 30
October 2022 244,600 300 252,309 -232