Department of Numbers

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.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 236,700 +1,900 +13,700
CPS 258,934 +354 +19,901

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

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Augusta, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 236,700 1,900 258,934 354
April 2021 234,800 -2,200 258,580 490
March 2021 237,000 0 258,090 1,048
February 2021 237,000 -600 257,042 1,032
January 2021 237,600 -1,000 256,010 593
December 2020 238,600 1,800 255,417 934
November 2020 236,800 100 254,483 -4,481
October 2020 236,700 500 258,964 7,187
September 2020 236,200 2,900 251,777 1,732
August 2020 233,300 2,300 250,045 2,346
July 2020 231,000 1,600 247,699 3,460
June 2020 229,400 6,400 244,239 5,206