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Valdosta, Georgia Job Growth

There were 58,100 jobs in Valdosta, Georgia in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 63,170 employed persons for the month. Valdosta added 600 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 245 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Valdosta job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 58,100 +600 +1,600
CPS 63,170 +245 +1,326

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 in November 2020 is at a new high of 58,100.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 67,182 for Valdosta in August 2008. 4,012 jobs have been lost in Valdosta since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 54,142, Valdosta has added 9,028 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Valdosta, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 58,100 600 63,170 245
October 2020 57,500 500 62,925 3,676
September 2020 57,000 800 59,249 163
August 2020 56,200 1,400 59,086 1,293
July 2020 54,800 500 57,793 217
June 2020 54,300 1,600 57,576 1,719
May 2020 52,700 900 55,857 1,715
April 2020 51,800 -3,900 54,142 -6,271
March 2020 55,700 -600 60,413 -1,612
February 2020 56,300 -700 62,025 153
January 2020 57,000 300 61,872 6
December 2019 56,700 200 61,866 22