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Columbus, Georgia Job Growth

There were 116,800 jobs in Columbus, Georgia in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 116,483 employed persons for the month. Columbus lost 400 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbus job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 116,800 -400 +1,000
CPS 116,483 +2 +6,302

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 8,900 jobs have been lost in Columbus according to the employer survey. From a trough of 110,400 in April 2020, Columbus has gained 6,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 123,099 for Columbus in June 2008. 6,616 jobs have been lost in Columbus since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 106,508, Columbus has added 9,975 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Columbus, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 116,800 -400 116,483 2
June 2021 117,200 100 116,481 12
May 2021 117,100 -100 116,469 296
April 2021 117,200 -400 116,173 540
March 2021 117,600 300 115,633 410
February 2021 117,300 500 115,223 174
January 2021 116,800 -200 115,049 -265
December 2020 117,000 300 115,314 -469
November 2020 116,700 100 115,783 -765
October 2020 116,600 -500 116,548 4,658
September 2020 117,100 600 111,890 648
August 2020 116,500 700 111,242 1,061