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Columbus, Georgia Job Growth

There were 121,400 jobs in Columbus, Georgia in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 118,578 employed persons for the month. Columbus added 500 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 248 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbus job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 121,400 +500 +3,900
CPS 118,578 +248 +2,598

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 4,300 jobs have been lost in Columbus according to the employer survey. From a trough of 110,200 in April 2020, Columbus has gained 11,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 123,099 for Columbus in June 2008. 4,521 jobs have been lost in Columbus since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 105,703, Columbus has added 12,875 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Columbus, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 121,400 500 118,578 248
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
September 2021 118,100 100 116,510 509
August 2021 118,000 100 116,001 355
July 2021 117,900 0 115,646 104
June 2021 117,900 300 115,542 -154
May 2021 117,600 100 115,696 -284