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Dalton, Georgia Job Growth

There were 69,000 jobs in Dalton, Georgia in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 58,631 employed persons for the month. Dalton lost 100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 70 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dalton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 69,000 -100 +2,100
CPS 58,631 -70 -209

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 10,900 jobs have been lost in Dalton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 61,900 in March 2013, Dalton has gained 7,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 65,851 for Dalton in July 2006. 7,220 jobs have been lost in Dalton since then according to the household survey. From a April 2013 low of 54,158, Dalton has added 4,473 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Dalton, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 69,000 -100 58,631 -70
January 2019 69,100 100 58,701 -196
December 2018 69,000 500 58,897 -49
November 2018 68,500 0 58,946 -120
October 2018 68,500 0 59,066 40
September 2018 68,500 300 59,026 -213
August 2018 68,200 100 59,239 -213
July 2018 68,100 100 59,452 279
June 2018 68,000 400 59,173 233
May 2018 67,600 100 58,940 -9
April 2018 67,500 700 58,949 -126
March 2018 66,800 -100 59,075 235