Department of Numbers

Macon, Georgia Job Growth

There were 100,400 jobs in Macon, Georgia in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 97,171 employed persons for the month. Macon added 400 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 220 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Macon job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 100,400 +400 -2,500
CPS 97,171 +220 -2,461

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 3,500 jobs have been lost in Macon according to the employer survey. From a trough of 94,000 in April 2020, Macon has gained 6,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 110,438 for Macon in July 2008. 13,267 jobs have been lost in Macon since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 86,232, Macon has added 10,939 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Macon, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 100,400 400 97,171 220
October 2020 100,000 400 96,951 4,982
September 2020 99,600 1,500 91,969 179
August 2020 98,100 1,100 91,790 104
July 2020 97,000 700 91,686 1,533
June 2020 96,300 1,900 90,153 1,717
May 2020 94,400 400 88,436 2,204
April 2020 94,000 -8,900 86,232 -11,713
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