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Columbus, Georgia Job Growth

There were 121,700 jobs in Columbus, Georgia in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 119,883 employed persons for the month. Columbus added 100 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 924 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbus job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 121,700 +100 +1,000
CPS 119,883 +924 +3,201

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Columbus, Georgia Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Columbus 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 Columbus, Georgia

CES employment for Columbus peaked in April 2000 at 125,700. Since then 4,000 jobs have been lost in Columbus according to the employer survey. From a trough of 117,000 in April 2010, Columbus has gained 4,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 124,127 for Columbus in May 2008. 4,244 jobs have been lost in Columbus since then according to the household survey. From a February 2010 low of 113,301, Columbus has added 6,582 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Columbus, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 121,700 100 119,883 924
January 2018 121,600 0 118,959 742
December 2017 121,600 100 118,217 -134
November 2017 121,500 -300 118,351 -33
October 2017 121,800 1,000 118,384 230
September 2017 120,800 -200 118,154 637
August 2017 121,000 100 117,517 -47
July 2017 120,900 200 117,564 642
June 2017 120,700 100 116,922 91
May 2017 120,600 -200 116,831 -56
April 2017 120,800 -300 116,887 106
March 2017 121,100 400 116,781 99