Department of Numbers

Valdosta, Georgia Job Growth

There were 56,400 jobs in Valdosta, Georgia in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 61,638 employed persons for the month. Valdosta lost 400 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 63 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Valdosta job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 56,400 -400 +800
CPS 61,638 -63 -32

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 1,300 jobs have been lost in Valdosta according to the employer survey. From a trough of 51,400 in April 2020, Valdosta has gained 5,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 66,586 for Valdosta in August 2008. 4,948 jobs have been lost in Valdosta since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 56,166, Valdosta has added 5,472 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Valdosta, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 56,400 -400 61,638 -63
August 2022 56,800 800 61,701 -15
July 2022 56,000 -300 61,716 -47
June 2022 56,300 -600 61,763 -65
May 2022 56,900 500 61,828 -2
April 2022 56,400 300 61,830 12
March 2022 56,100 0 61,818 -37
February 2022 56,100 100 61,855 43
January 2022 56,000 200 61,812 32
December 2021 55,800 100 61,780 -6
November 2021 55,700 -100 61,786 26
October 2021 55,800 200 61,760 90