Department of Numbers

Macon, Georgia Job Growth

There were 99,400 jobs in Macon, Georgia in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 98,351 employed persons for the month. Macon added 600 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 114 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Macon job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 99,400 +600 -3,600
CPS 98,351 +114 -1,389

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 2019 at 103,500. Since then 4,100 jobs have been lost in Macon according to the employer survey. From a trough of 92,100 in April 2020, Macon has gained 7,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 110,438 for Macon in July 2008. 12,087 jobs have been lost in Macon since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 86,232, Macon has added 12,119 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Macon, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 99,400 600 98,351 114
January 2021 98,800 100 98,237 1,307
December 2020 98,700 500 96,930 -1,189
November 2020 98,200 300 98,119 1,168
October 2020 97,900 300 96,951 4,982
September 2020 97,600 400 91,969 179
August 2020 97,200 1,000 91,790 104
July 2020 96,200 -600 91,686 1,533
June 2020 96,800 2,300 90,153 1,717
May 2020 94,500 2,400 88,436 2,204
April 2020 92,100 -10,600 86,232 -11,713
March 2020 102,700 -300 97,945 -1,795