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Rome, Georgia Job Growth

There were 42,000 jobs in Rome, Georgia in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 42,636 employed persons for the month. Rome lost 100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 56 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Rome job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 42,000 -100 +500
CPS 42,636 +56 -334

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Rome, Georgia Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Rome 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 Rome, Georgia

CES employment for Rome peaked in May 2005 at 43,500. Since then 1,500 jobs have been lost in Rome according to the employer survey. From a trough of 38,000 in November 2011, Rome has gained 4,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 47,992 for Rome in July 2008. 5,356 jobs have been lost in Rome since then according to the household survey. From a February 2011 low of 39,091, Rome has added 3,545 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Rome, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 42,000 -100 42,636 56
January 2019 42,100 300 42,580 258
December 2018 41,800 100 42,322 -183
November 2018 41,700 -100 42,505 -145
October 2018 41,800 400 42,650 -102
September 2018 41,400 0 42,752 -323
August 2018 41,400 -300 43,075 -160
July 2018 41,700 200 43,235 11
June 2018 41,500 0 43,224 16
May 2018 41,500 100 43,208 82
April 2018 41,400 -200 43,126 5
March 2018 41,600 100 43,121 151