Department of Numbers

Macon, Georgia Job Growth

There were 103,700 jobs in Macon, Georgia in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 101,605 employed persons for the month. Macon added 200 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 24 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Macon job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 103,700 +200 +1,000
CPS 101,605 -24 +1,082

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 August 2018 at 103,700. Since then 0 jobs have been lost in Macon according to the employer survey. From a trough of 103,500 in September 2018, Macon has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 110,396 for Macon in August 2008. 8,791 jobs have been lost in Macon since then according to the household survey. From a March 2010 low of 92,920, Macon has added 8,685 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Macon, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 103,700 200 101,605 -24
September 2018 103,500 -200 101,629 -436
August 2018 103,700 100 102,065 -361
July 2018 103,600 100 102,426 101
June 2018 103,500 200 102,325 398
May 2018 103,300 300 101,927 249
April 2018 103,000 -100 101,678 -31
March 2018 103,100 0 101,709 83
February 2018 103,100 100 101,626 535
January 2018 103,000 200 101,091 597
December 2017 102,800 200 100,494 41
November 2017 102,600 -100 100,453 -70