Columbus, Georgia Job Growth
There were 109,100 jobs in Columbus, Georgia in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 100,630 employed persons for the month. Columbus lost 12,900 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 16,262 (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 16,600 jobs have been lost in Columbus according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 124,092 for Columbus in June 2008. 23,462 jobs have been lost in Columbus since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Columbus, Georgia Employment History