Department of Numbers

Macon, Georgia Job Growth

There were 103,000 jobs in Macon, Georgia in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 101,689 employed persons for the month. Macon lost 0 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 661 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Macon job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 103,000 0 +100
CPS 101,689 +661 +2,997

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Macon, Georgia Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Macon 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 Macon, Georgia

CES employment for Macon peaked in December 2016 at 103,400. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in Macon according to the employer survey. From a trough of 102,600 in November 2017, Macon has gained 400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 110,396 for Macon in August 2008. 8,707 jobs have been lost in Macon since then according to the household survey. From a March 2010 low of 92,934, Macon has added 8,755 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Macon, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 103,000 0 101,689 661
January 2018 103,000 200 101,028 1,032
December 2017 102,800 200 99,996 90
November 2017 102,600 -100 99,906 -333
October 2017 102,700 -100 100,239 -76
September 2017 102,800 -400 100,315 552
August 2017 103,200 300 99,763 97
July 2017 102,900 -200 99,666 222
June 2017 103,100 400 99,444 323
May 2017 102,700 -100 99,121 248
April 2017 102,800 0 98,873 106
March 2017 102,800 -100 98,767 75