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Columbus, Georgia Job Growth

There were 122,200 jobs in Columbus, Georgia in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 118,728 employed persons for the month. Columbus lost 600 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 181 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbus job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 122,200 -600 -800
CPS 118,728 -181 -592

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 3,500 jobs have been lost in Columbus according to the employer survey. From a trough of 117,000 in April 2010, Columbus has gained 5,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 124,092 for Columbus in June 2008. 5,364 jobs have been lost in Columbus since then according to the household survey. From a February 2010 low of 113,134, Columbus has added 5,594 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Columbus, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 122,200 -600 118,728 -181
June 2019 122,800 -300 118,909 -118
May 2019 123,100 -300 119,027 -155
April 2019 123,400 0 119,182 -208
March 2019 123,400 -100 119,390 -167
February 2019 123,500 -200 119,557 16
January 2019 123,700 300 119,541 9
December 2018 123,400 500 119,532 23
November 2018 122,900 0 119,509 61
October 2018 122,900 -200 119,448 103
September 2018 123,100 -100 119,345 58
August 2018 123,200 200 119,287 -33