Department of Numbers

Macon, Georgia Job Growth

There were 104,000 jobs in Macon, Georgia in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 99,840 employed persons for the month. Macon lost 300 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 5 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Macon job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 104,000 -300 +700
CPS 99,840 +5 -201

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 June 2019 at 104,300. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Macon according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 110,438 for Macon in July 2008. 10,598 jobs have been lost in Macon since then according to the household survey. From a February 2010 low of 92,888, Macon has added 6,952 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Macon, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 104,000 -300 99,840 5
June 2019 104,300 300 99,835 -6
May 2019 104,000 0 99,841 -111
April 2019 104,000 -100 99,952 -164
March 2019 104,100 0 100,116 -101
February 2019 104,100 100 100,217 -28
January 2019 104,000 300 100,245 38
December 2018 103,700 100 100,207 16
November 2018 103,600 200 100,191 56
October 2018 103,400 100 100,135 87
September 2018 103,300 400 100,048 47
August 2018 102,900 -400 100,001 -40