Columbus, Georgia Job Growth
There were 115,500 jobs in Columbus, Georgia in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 113,359 employed persons for the month. Columbus lost 600 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 34 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbus job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 10,200 jobs have been lost in Columbus according to the employer survey. From a trough of 109,200 in April 2020, Columbus has gained 6,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 124,092 for Columbus in June 2008. 10,733 jobs have been lost in Columbus since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 101,225, Columbus has added 12,134 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Columbus, Georgia Employment History