Department of Numbers

Macon, Georgia Job Growth

There were 95,000 jobs in Macon, Georgia in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 86,675 employed persons for the month. Macon lost 7,900 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 11,270 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Macon job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 95,000 -7,900 -7,900
CPS 86,675 -11,270 -12,250

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 February 2019 at 103,900. Since then 8,900 jobs have been lost in Macon according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 110,438 for Macon in July 2008. 23,763 jobs have been lost in Macon since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Macon, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 95,000 -7,900 86,675 -11,270
March 2020 102,900 -700 97,945 -1,795
February 2020 103,600 100 99,740 113
January 2020 103,500 300 99,627 -113
December 2019 103,200 300 99,740 108
November 2019 102,900 100 99,632 138
October 2019 102,800 0 99,494 167
September 2019 102,800 -100 99,327 195
August 2019 102,900 100 99,132 185
July 2019 102,800 -300 98,947 109
June 2019 103,100 100 98,838 3
May 2019 103,000 100 98,835 -90