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Dalton, Georgia Job Growth

There were 69,100 jobs in Dalton, Georgia in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 58,522 employed persons for the month. Dalton lost 0 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 45 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dalton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 69,100 0 +900
CPS 58,522 -45 +84

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Dalton, Georgia Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Dalton 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 Dalton, Georgia

CES employment for Dalton peaked in June 2000 at 79,900. Since then 10,800 jobs have been lost in Dalton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 61,900 in March 2013, Dalton has gained 7,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 65,775 for Dalton in August 2006. 7,253 jobs have been lost in Dalton since then according to the household survey. From a April 2013 low of 54,204, Dalton has added 4,318 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2019

Dalton, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2019 69,100 0 58,522 -45
July 2019 69,100 0 58,567 -9
June 2019 69,100 -100 58,576 -43
May 2019 69,200 -100 58,619 -25
April 2019 69,300 200 58,644 -67
March 2019 69,100 0 58,711 44
February 2019 69,100 0 58,667 38
January 2019 69,100 100 58,629 33
December 2018 69,000 500 58,596 -6
November 2018 68,500 0 58,602 12
October 2018 68,500 0 58,590 64
September 2018 68,500 300 58,526 88