Valdosta, Georgia Job Growth
There were 56,800 jobs in Valdosta, Georgia in January 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 60,811 employed persons for the month. Valdosta added 400 jobs in January 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 259 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Valdosta job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 900 jobs have been lost in Valdosta according to the employer survey. From a trough of 51,400 in April 2020, Valdosta has gained 5,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 66,586 for Valdosta in August 2008. 5,775 jobs have been lost in Valdosta since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 56,166, Valdosta has added 4,645 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Valdosta, Georgia Employment History