Department of Numbers

Dalton, Georgia Job Growth

There were 66,900 jobs in Dalton, Georgia in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 56,552 employed persons for the month. Dalton lost 200 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 138 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dalton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 66,900 -200 +1,400
CPS 56,552 -138 -138

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 13,000 jobs have been lost in Dalton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 56,500 in April 2020, Dalton has gained 10,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 65,551 for Dalton in August 2006. 8,999 jobs have been lost in Dalton since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 47,813, Dalton has added 8,739 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Dalton, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 66,900 -200 56,552 -138
August 2022 67,100 -100 56,690 -190
July 2022 67,200 100 56,880 -163
June 2022 67,100 800 57,043 -170
May 2022 66,300 -300 57,213 -213
April 2022 66,600 -100 57,426 -103
March 2022 66,700 -300 57,529 27
February 2022 67,000 100 57,502 242
January 2022 66,900 0 57,260 297
December 2021 66,900 300 56,963 -25
November 2021 66,600 300 56,988 60
October 2021 66,300 800 56,928 238