Department of Numbers

Savannah, Georgia Job Growth

There were 185,600 jobs in Savannah, Georgia in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 187,283 employed persons for the month. Savannah added 100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 430 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Savannah job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 185,600 +100 -5,900
CPS 187,283 +430 +3,959

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 December 2019 at 193,700. Since then 8,100 jobs have been lost in Savannah according to the employer survey. From a trough of 161,000 in April 2020, Savannah has gained 24,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in February 2021 for Savannah is at a new high of 187,283.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Savannah, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 185,600 100 187,283 430
January 2021 185,500 -500 186,853 8,206
December 2020 186,000 2,100 178,647 459
November 2020 183,900 1,400 178,188 487
October 2020 182,500 2,400 177,701 8,822
September 2020 180,100 1,100 168,879 353
August 2020 179,000 3,400 168,526 522
July 2020 175,600 600 168,004 2,561
June 2020 175,000 5,700 165,443 6,207
May 2020 169,300 8,300 159,236 9,680
April 2020 161,000 -31,100 149,556 -30,639
March 2020 192,100 600 180,195 -3,129