Department of Numbers

Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia Job Growth

There were 239,500 jobs in Augusta, Georgia in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 257,482 employed persons for the month. Augusta lost 400 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 179 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Augusta job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 239,500 -400 +2,300
CPS 257,482 +179 +2,180

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 246,100. Since then 6,600 jobs have been lost in Augusta according to the employer survey. From a trough of 213,800 in April 2020, Augusta has gained 25,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 260,771 for Augusta in February 2020. 3,289 jobs have been lost in Augusta since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 228,289, Augusta has added 29,193 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

Augusta, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 239,500 -400 257,482 179
February 2022 239,900 100 257,303 157
January 2022 239,800 200 257,146 390
December 2021 239,600 -300 256,756 -76
November 2021 239,900 -700 256,832 -85
October 2021 240,600 1,700 256,917 137
September 2021 238,900 -200 256,780 297
August 2021 239,100 -400 256,483 345
July 2021 239,500 2,500 256,138 335
June 2021 237,000 -100 255,803 243
May 2021 237,100 1,400 255,560 165
April 2021 235,700 -1,500 255,395 93