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Columbus, Georgia Job Growth

There were 123,600 jobs in Columbus, Georgia in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 121,077 employed persons for the month. Columbus lost 100 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 311 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbus job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 123,600 -100 +1,800
CPS 121,077 +311 +2,272

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 2,100 jobs have been lost in Columbus according to the employer survey. From a trough of 117,000 in April 2010, Columbus has gained 6,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 124,127 for Columbus in May 2008. 3,050 jobs have been lost in Columbus since then according to the household survey. From a February 2010 low of 113,122, Columbus has added 7,955 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Columbus, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 123,600 -100 121,077 311
September 2018 123,700 600 120,766 -73
August 2018 123,100 300 120,839 -455
July 2018 122,800 600 121,294 674
June 2018 122,200 200 120,620 211
May 2018 122,000 400 120,409 167
April 2018 121,600 -200 120,242 119
March 2018 121,800 100 120,123 441
February 2018 121,700 100 119,682 592
January 2018 121,600 0 119,090 152
December 2017 121,600 100 118,938 30
November 2017 121,500 -300 118,908 103