Department of Numbers

Macon, Georgia Job Growth

There were 104,300 jobs in Macon, Georgia in November 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 99,550 employed persons for the month. Macon added 500 jobs in November 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 284 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Macon job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 104,300 +500 +1,800
CPS 99,550 -284 +53

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 2022 at 105,000. Since then 700 jobs have been lost in Macon according to the employer survey. From a trough of 103,800 in October 2022, Macon has gained 500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 109,451 for Macon in July 2008. 9,901 jobs have been lost in Macon since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 87,983, Macon has added 11,567 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2022

Macon, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2022 104,300 500 99,550 -284
October 2022 103,800 -600 99,834 -382
September 2022 104,400 -600 100,216 -200
August 2022 105,000 100 100,416 -35
July 2022 104,900 500 100,451 30
June 2022 104,400 600 100,421 65
May 2022 103,800 200 100,356 78
April 2022 103,600 300 100,278 110
March 2022 103,300 500 100,168 120
February 2022 102,800 200 100,048 205
January 2022 102,600 -300 99,843 384
December 2021 102,900 400 99,459 -38