Department of Numbers

Savannah, Georgia Job Growth

There were 159,800 jobs in Savannah, Georgia in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 148,903 employed persons for the month. Savannah lost 26,000 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 31,292 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Savannah job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 159,800 -26,000 -27,300
CPS 148,903 -31,292 -33,730

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

Savannah, Georgia Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Savannah peaked in January 2019 at 188,000. Since then 28,200 jobs have been lost in Savannah according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 183,324 for Savannah in February 2020. 34,421 jobs have been lost in Savannah since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Savannah, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 159,800 -26,000 148,903 -31,292
March 2020 185,800 -500 180,195 -3,129
February 2020 186,300 0 183,324 223
January 2020 186,300 200 183,101 -85
December 2019 186,100 -1,000 183,186 118
November 2019 187,100 1,300 183,068 156
October 2019 185,800 800 182,912 152
September 2019 185,000 -1,100 182,760 174
August 2019 186,100 100 182,586 171
July 2019 186,000 -900 182,415 52
June 2019 186,900 0 182,363 -98
May 2019 186,900 -200 182,461 -172