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Valdosta, Georgia Job Growth

There were 56,500 jobs in Valdosta, Georgia in May 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 63,163 employed persons for the month. Valdosta lost 100 jobs in May 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 35 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Valdosta job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 56,500 -100 +500
CPS 63,163 +35 +1,477

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 1,200 jobs have been lost in Valdosta according to the employer survey. From a trough of 52,100 in June 2011, Valdosta has gained 4,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 67,414 for Valdosta in August 2008. 4,251 jobs have been lost in Valdosta since then according to the household survey. From a June 2010 low of 57,393, Valdosta has added 5,770 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2018

Valdosta, Georgia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2018 56,500 -100 63,163 35
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
October 2017 55,900 300 61,926 18
September 2017 55,600 -400 61,908 70
August 2017 56,000 100 61,838 7
July 2017 55,900 -200 61,831 14
June 2017 56,100 100 61,817 131