Department of Numbers

Savannah, Georgia Job Growth

There were 182,000 jobs in Savannah, Georgia in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 178,169 employed persons for the month. Savannah added 1,400 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 468 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Savannah job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 182,000 +1,400 -5,100
CPS 178,169 +468 -4,899

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 6,000 jobs have been lost in Savannah according to the employer survey. From a trough of 159,600 in April 2020, Savannah has gained 22,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 183,324 for Savannah in February 2020. 5,155 jobs have been lost in Savannah since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 149,556, Savannah has added 28,613 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Savannah, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 182,000 1,400 178,169 468
October 2020 180,600 2,000 177,701 8,822
September 2020 178,600 1,500 168,879 353
August 2020 177,100 2,700 168,526 522
July 2020 174,400 100 168,004 2,561
June 2020 174,300 6,900 165,443 6,207
May 2020 167,400 7,800 159,236 9,680
April 2020 159,600 -26,200 149,556 -30,639
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