Columbus, Georgia Job Growth
There were 123,600 jobs in Columbus, Georgia in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 119,587 employed persons for the month. Columbus lost 100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 237 (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 2,100 jobs have been lost in Columbus according to the employer survey. From a trough of 117,000 in April 2010, Columbus has gained 6,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 124,127 for Columbus in May 2008. 4,540 jobs have been lost in Columbus since then according to the household survey. From a February 2010 low of 113,122, Columbus has added 6,465 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Columbus, Georgia Employment History