Department of Numbers

Rome, Georgia Job Growth

There were 39,900 jobs in Rome, Georgia in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 38,288 employed persons for the month. Rome lost 2,300 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 3,955 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Rome job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 39,900 -2,300 -1,800
CPS 38,288 -3,955 -3,883

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 3,600 jobs have been lost in Rome according to the employer survey. From a trough of 38,000 in November 2011, Rome has gained 1,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 47,974 for Rome in August 2008. 9,686 jobs have been lost in Rome since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Rome, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 39,900 -2,300 38,288 -3,955
March 2020 42,200 -100 42,243 -688
February 2020 42,300 -100 42,931 89
January 2020 42,400 100 42,842 -121
December 2019 42,300 0 42,963 70
November 2019 42,300 0 42,893 104
October 2019 42,300 300 42,789 126
September 2019 42,000 100 42,663 150
August 2019 41,900 -200 42,513 152
July 2019 42,100 300 42,361 119
June 2019 41,800 0 42,242 63
May 2019 41,800 100 42,179 8