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Columbus, Georgia Job Growth

There were 116,900 jobs in Columbus, Georgia in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 116,582 employed persons for the month. Columbus added 100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 95 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbus job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 116,900 +100 -6,700
CPS 116,582 -95 -2,047

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

CPS employment reached a maximum of 124,092 for Columbus in June 2008. 7,510 jobs have been lost in Columbus since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 101,225, Columbus has added 15,357 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Columbus, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 116,900 100 116,582 -95
January 2021 116,800 -200 116,677 3,606
December 2020 117,000 300 113,071 -237
November 2020 116,700 100 113,308 -85
October 2020 116,600 -500 113,393 4,736
September 2020 117,100 600 108,657 -732
August 2020 116,500 700 109,389 174
July 2020 115,800 -400 109,215 1,943
June 2020 116,200 3,500 107,272 2,640
May 2020 112,700 2,300 104,632 3,407
April 2020 110,400 -12,500 101,225 -15,667
March 2020 122,900 -700 116,892 -1,737