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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.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 109,100 -12,900 -13,600
CPS 100,630 -16,262 -17,735

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

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Columbus, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 109,100 -12,900 100,630 -16,262
March 2020 122,000 -500 116,892 -1,737
February 2020 122,500 500 118,629 86
January 2020 122,000 400 118,543 -227
December 2019 121,600 -200 118,770 141
November 2019 121,800 -200 118,629 162
October 2019 122,000 100 118,467 183
September 2019 121,900 -100 118,284 169
August 2019 122,000 500 118,115 92
July 2019 121,500 -900 118,023 -27
June 2019 122,400 -600 118,050 -129
May 2019 123,000 300 118,179 -186