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Valdosta, Georgia Job Growth

There were 55,800 jobs in Valdosta, Georgia in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 63,666 employed persons for the month. Valdosta added 400 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 128 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Valdosta job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 55,800 +400 -1,100
CPS 63,666 -128 +1,641

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 67,182 for Valdosta in August 2008. 3,516 jobs have been lost in Valdosta since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 54,142, Valdosta has added 9,524 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Valdosta, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 55,800 400 63,666 -128
January 2021 55,400 -600 63,794 597
December 2020 56,000 200 63,197 45
November 2020 55,800 300 63,152 227
October 2020 55,500 500 62,925 3,676
September 2020 55,000 300 59,249 163
August 2020 54,700 300 59,086 1,293
July 2020 54,400 800 57,793 217
June 2020 53,600 1,400 57,576 1,719
May 2020 52,200 1,100 55,857 1,715
April 2020 51,100 -5,700 54,142 -6,271
March 2020 56,800 -100 60,413 -1,612