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Columbus, Georgia Job Growth

There were 122,000 jobs in Columbus, Georgia in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 118,326 employed persons for the month. Columbus lost 200 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 147 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbus job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 122,000 -200 +3,900
CPS 118,326 -147 +1,816

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 3,700 jobs have been lost in Columbus according to the employer survey. From a trough of 110,200 in April 2020, Columbus has gained 11,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 123,099 for Columbus in June 2008. 4,773 jobs have been lost in Columbus since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 105,703, Columbus has added 12,623 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Columbus, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 122,000 -200 118,326 -147
August 2022 122,200 -300 118,473 -99
July 2022 122,500 300 118,572 -20
June 2022 122,200 500 118,592 -68
May 2022 121,700 300 118,660 120
April 2022 121,400 500 118,540 210
March 2022 120,900 500 118,330 295
February 2022 120,400 0 118,035 438
January 2022 120,400 200 117,597 574
December 2021 120,200 500 117,023 -46
November 2021 119,700 500 117,069 114
October 2021 119,200 1,100 116,955 445