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Valdosta, Georgia Job Growth

There were 57,400 jobs in Valdosta, Georgia in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 63,706 employed persons for the month. Valdosta added 200 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 85 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Valdosta job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 57,400 +200 +1,500
CPS 63,706 +85 +1,780

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 300 jobs have been lost in Valdosta according to the employer survey. From a trough of 52,100 in June 2011, Valdosta has gained 5,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 67,414 for Valdosta in August 2008. 3,708 jobs have been lost in Valdosta since then according to the household survey. From a June 2010 low of 57,393, Valdosta has added 6,313 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Valdosta, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 57,400 200 63,706 85
September 2018 57,200 -100 63,621 -364
August 2018 57,300 200 63,985 -182
July 2018 57,100 -100 64,167 533
June 2018 57,200 500 63,634 425
May 2018 56,700 100 63,209 81
April 2018 56,600 200 63,128 -16
March 2018 56,400 -100 63,144 41
February 2018 56,500 200 63,103 598
January 2018 56,300 100 62,505 566
December 2017 56,200 300 61,939 10
November 2017 55,900 0 61,929 3