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Dalton, Georgia Job Growth

There were 64,900 jobs in Dalton, Georgia in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 57,104 employed persons for the month. Dalton added 200 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 41 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dalton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 64,900 +200 -1,799
CPS 57,104 +41 +599

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 14,999 jobs have been lost in Dalton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 56,600 in April 2020, Dalton has gained 8,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 65,775 for Dalton in August 2006. 8,671 jobs have been lost in Dalton since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 47,869, Dalton has added 9,235 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Dalton, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 64,900 200 57,104 41
January 2021 64,700 100 57,063 3,320
December 2020 64,599 0 53,743 -815
November 2020 64,599 0 54,558 94
October 2020 64,599 599 54,464 2,601
September 2020 64,000 600 51,863 121
August 2020 63,400 800 51,742 105
July 2020 62,600 -300 51,637 560
June 2020 62,900 1,900 51,077 184
May 2020 61,000 4,400 50,893 3,024
April 2020 56,600 -10,200 47,869 -7,542
March 2020 66,800 100 55,411 -1,094