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Valdosta, Georgia Job Growth

There were 56,800 jobs in Valdosta, Georgia in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 62,372 employed persons for the month. Valdosta added 200 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 69 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Valdosta job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 56,800 +200 +800
CPS 62,372 -69 -731

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 52,100 in June 2011, Valdosta has gained 4,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 67,414 for Valdosta in August 2008. 5,042 jobs have been lost in Valdosta since then according to the household survey. From a June 2010 low of 57,393, Valdosta has added 4,979 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Valdosta, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 56,800 200 62,372 -69
January 2019 56,600 -300 62,441 -1,196
December 2018 56,900 400 63,637 -87
November 2018 56,500 0 63,724 51
October 2018 56,500 -200 63,673 52
September 2018 56,700 300 63,621 -364
August 2018 56,400 200 63,985 -182
July 2018 56,200 400 64,167 533
June 2018 55,800 -200 63,634 425
May 2018 56,000 100 63,209 81
April 2018 55,900 -100 63,128 -16
March 2018 56,000 0 63,144 41