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Columbus, Georgia Job Growth

There were 119,200 jobs in Columbus, Georgia in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 117,394 employed persons for the month. Columbus added 600 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 388 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbus job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 119,200 +600 +2,500
CPS 117,394 +388 +1,611

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 6,500 jobs have been lost in Columbus according to the employer survey. From a trough of 110,400 in April 2020, Columbus has gained 8,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 123,099 for Columbus in June 2008. 5,705 jobs have been lost in Columbus since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 106,508, Columbus has added 10,886 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Columbus, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 119,200 600 117,394 388
October 2021 118,600 600 117,006 254
September 2021 118,000 100 116,752 143
August 2021 117,900 1,000 116,609 135
July 2021 116,900 -300 116,474 -7
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