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Valdosta, Georgia Job Growth

There were 54,500 jobs in Valdosta, Georgia in July 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 57,748 employed persons for the month. Valdosta added 200 jobs in July 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 172 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Valdosta job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 54,500 +200 -1,600
CPS 57,748 +172 -3,682

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 3,200 jobs have been lost in Valdosta according to the employer survey. From a trough of 51,800 in April 2020, Valdosta has gained 2,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 67,182 for Valdosta in August 2008. 9,434 jobs have been lost in Valdosta since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 54,142, Valdosta has added 3,606 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2020

Valdosta, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2020 54,500 200 57,748 172
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
November 2019 56,500 200 61,844 54
October 2019 56,300 -200 61,790 84
September 2019 56,500 0 61,706 126
August 2019 56,500 400 61,580 150