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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Atlanta metro claims 4th place in new jobs



Employers in the Atlanta metro area created 71,800 new jobs for the 12 months ending in June, the fourth best performance of large metro areas nationwide, according to preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The new jobs represent a 2.9 percent rise in employment over the year, compared to a 2.1 percent increase nationally.

Table. A. Net change in employment, June 2014 – June 2015, seasonally adjusted
Metro Area
12-month net 
employment gain
12-month percentage 
employment gain
New York
148,000
1.6 %
Los Angeles
140,800
2.5 %
Dallas
111,800
3.4 %
Atlanta
71,800
2.9 %
Miami
71,400
2.9 %

For the month, the Atlanta area lost 3,000 jobs contrasting with the rest of the state that recorded a pick-up of 5,300 jobs for a net gain of 2,300 jobs statewide in June.

For the three months prior to June, the Atlanta area had averaged an increase of 4,900 jobs each month. In June last year, the metro area reported a one-month increase of 8,600 jobs.

Atlanta Metro Area, Nonfarm Jobs, 2014 - June 2015

In June, metro Atlanta’s unemployment rate stood at 6.0 percent, while the state recorded a rate of 6.1 percent, and the nation showed a rate of 5.3 percent. The Atlanta area rate stood at 7.3 percent in June 2014.

Georgia Metro Areas

Georgia’s metro areas showed mixed results in June and over the year. For the month, excluding the Atlanta area, five areas showed gains, while four areas showed declines, and two were unchanged.
Over the 12 months ending in June, Albany and Valdosta were the only two metro areas in the state recording losses in employment.

Seasonally adjusted data were not available for the Warner Robins area.

Table B. Georgia metropolitan statistical areas, net change in total nonfarm employment, seasonally adjusted
Metro Area
1-month net change,
June 2015
12-month net change,
June 2014 – June 2015
Albany
-600
-700
Athens
400
1,800
Atlanta
-3,000
71,800
Augusta
-1,800
4,100
Brunswick
-400
1,100
Columbus
0
1,700
Dalton
100
2,400
Gainesville
500
3,200
Hinesville
300
800
Macon
600
1,100
Rome
0
500
Savannah
-800
3,400
Valdosta
0
-200
Warner Robins
N/A
N/A


Data are preliminary. Numbers provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Georgia Department of Labor.