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Valdosta, Georgia Job Growth

There were 57,200 jobs in Valdosta, Georgia in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 62,379 employed persons for the month. Valdosta added 200 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 121 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Valdosta job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 57,200 +200 +800
CPS 62,379 +121 +449

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

Valdosta, Georgia Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Valdosta peaked in January 2008 at 57,700. Since then 500 jobs have been lost in Valdosta according to the employer survey. From a trough of 52,100 in June 2011, Valdosta has gained 5,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 67,182 for Valdosta in August 2008. 4,803 jobs have been lost in Valdosta since then according to the household survey. From a April 2011 low of 57,568, Valdosta has added 4,811 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2019

Valdosta, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2019 57,200 200 62,379 121
July 2019 57,000 -600 62,258 60
June 2019 57,600 500 62,198 6
May 2019 57,100 0 62,192 -24
April 2019 57,100 0 62,216 -5
March 2019 57,100 100 62,221 43
February 2019 57,000 400 62,178 60
January 2019 56,600 -300 62,118 -37
December 2018 56,900 400 62,155 -14
November 2018 56,500 0 62,169 5
October 2018 56,500 -200 62,164 98
September 2018 56,700 300 62,066 136