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Valdosta, Georgia Job Growth

There were 55,800 jobs in Valdosta, Georgia in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 62,753 employed persons for the month. Valdosta lost 300 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 105 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Valdosta job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 55,800 -300 +3,600
CPS 62,753 -105 +5,238

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 1,900 jobs have been lost in Valdosta according to the employer survey. From a trough of 51,100 in April 2020, Valdosta has gained 4,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 66,586 for Valdosta in August 2008. 3,833 jobs have been lost in Valdosta since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 56,239, Valdosta has added 6,514 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Valdosta, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 55,800 -300 62,753 -105
April 2021 56,100 -100 62,858 132
March 2021 56,200 200 62,726 86
February 2021 56,000 600 62,640 54
January 2021 55,400 -600 62,586 -108
December 2020 56,000 200 62,694 212
November 2020 55,800 300 62,482 238
October 2020 55,500 500 62,244 3,275
September 2020 55,000 300 58,969 133
August 2020 54,700 300 58,836 200
July 2020 54,400 800 58,636 391
June 2020 53,600 1,400 58,245 730