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Dalton, Georgia Job Growth

There were 65,700 jobs in Dalton, Georgia in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 56,841 employed persons for the month. Dalton added 900 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 48 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dalton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 65,700 +900 +3,100
CPS 56,841 +48 +3,890

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 14,200 jobs have been lost in Dalton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 56,600 in April 2020, Dalton has gained 9,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 65,551 for Dalton in August 2006. 8,710 jobs have been lost in Dalton since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 48,157, Dalton has added 8,684 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Dalton, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 65,700 900 56,841 48
June 2021 64,800 1,100 56,793 -45
May 2021 63,700 -1,000 56,838 -54
April 2021 64,700 -500 56,892 201
March 2021 65,200 200 56,691 318
February 2021 65,000 300 56,373 315
January 2021 64,700 100 56,058 81
December 2020 64,599 0 55,977 33
November 2020 64,599 0 55,944 50
October 2020 64,599 599 55,894 2,599
September 2020 64,000 600 53,295 149
August 2020 63,400 800 53,146 195