Department of Numbers

Macon, Georgia Job Growth

There were 101,300 jobs in Macon, Georgia in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 99,443 employed persons for the month. Macon added 700 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 262 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Macon job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 101,300 +700 +5,100
CPS 99,443 +262 +8,244

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 2,200 jobs have been lost in Macon according to the employer survey. From a trough of 92,100 in April 2020, Macon has gained 9,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 109,451 for Macon in July 2008. 10,008 jobs have been lost in Macon since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 88,490, Macon has added 10,953 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Macon, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 101,300 700 99,443 262
June 2021 100,600 700 99,181 210
May 2021 99,900 300 98,971 309
April 2021 99,600 -200 98,662 497
March 2021 99,800 300 98,165 427
February 2021 99,500 700 97,738 320
January 2021 98,800 100 97,418 42
December 2020 98,700 500 97,376 331
November 2020 98,200 300 97,045 382
October 2020 97,900 300 96,663 4,014
September 2020 97,600 400 92,649 542
August 2020 97,200 1,000 92,107 908