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Dalton, Georgia Job Growth

There were 67,500 jobs in Dalton, Georgia in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 58,876 employed persons for the month. Dalton added 200 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 43 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dalton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 67,500 +200 +300
CPS 58,876 +43 -183

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 12,400 jobs have been lost in Dalton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 61,900 in March 2013, Dalton has gained 5,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 65,851 for Dalton in July 2006. 6,975 jobs have been lost in Dalton since then according to the household survey. From a April 2013 low of 54,207, Dalton has added 4,669 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Dalton, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 67,500 200 58,876 43
January 2018 67,300 200 58,833 -972
December 2017 67,100 0 59,805 -180
November 2017 67,100 400 59,985 -241
October 2017 66,700 -300 60,226 -155
September 2017 67,000 -200 60,381 463
August 2017 67,200 -100 59,918 166
July 2017 67,300 100 59,752 319
June 2017 67,200 200 59,433 181
May 2017 67,000 0 59,252 112
April 2017 67,000 0 59,140 -69
March 2017 67,000 -200 59,209 150