Department of Numbers

Dalton, Georgia Job Growth

There were 68,300 jobs in Dalton, Georgia in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 59,013 employed persons for the month. Dalton lost 0 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 13 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dalton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 68,300 0 +1,600
CPS 59,013 -13 +1,156

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 11,600 jobs have been lost in Dalton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 61,900 in March 2013, Dalton has gained 6,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 65,851 for Dalton in July 2006. 6,838 jobs have been lost in Dalton since then according to the household survey. From a April 2013 low of 54,158, Dalton has added 4,855 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Dalton, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 68,300 0 59,013 -13
September 2018 68,300 -300 59,026 -213
August 2018 68,600 300 59,239 -213
July 2018 68,300 200 59,452 279
June 2018 68,100 400 59,173 233
May 2018 67,700 200 58,940 -9
April 2018 67,500 0 58,949 -126
March 2018 67,500 0 59,075 235
February 2018 67,500 200 58,840 611
January 2018 67,300 200 58,229 298
December 2017 67,100 0 57,931 40
November 2017 67,100 400 57,891 34