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Dalton, Georgia Job Growth

There were 62,900 jobs in Dalton, Georgia in August 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 51,754 employed persons for the month. Dalton added 600 jobs in August 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 117 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dalton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 62,900 +600 -3,300
CPS 51,754 +117 -4,515

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 17,000 jobs have been lost in Dalton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 58,800 in April 2020, Dalton has gained 4,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 65,775 for Dalton in August 2006. 14,021 jobs have been lost in Dalton since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 47,869, Dalton has added 3,885 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2020

Dalton, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2020 62,900 600 51,754 117
July 2020 62,300 -300 51,637 560
June 2020 62,600 1,000 51,077 184
May 2020 61,600 2,800 50,893 3,024
April 2020 58,800 -6,600 47,869 -7,542
March 2020 65,400 -399 55,411 -1,094
February 2020 65,800 -100 56,505 54
January 2020 65,900 -400 56,451 -96
December 2019 66,300 200 56,547 46
November 2019 66,100 -100 56,501 67
October 2019 66,200 100 56,434 79
September 2019 66,100 -100 56,355 86