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AUGUSTA-AIKEN JOB GROWTH

One-year employment change for selected employment sectors. Data has been rounded to the nearest hundred.

SectorJanuary 2006January 2007% change
Total nonfarm213,100213,800 0.3
Total private171,400171,200-0.1
Goods producing38,90038,000-2.3
Service producing174,200175,800 0.9
Construction14,10014,200 0.7
Manufacturing24,80023,800-4
Retail24,80025,100 1.2
Trade, transportation36,40037,000 1.6
Information3,5003,300-5.7
Financial7,6007,800 2.6
Professional, business29,60028,300-4.4
Educational, health27,40028,200 2.9
Leisure, hospitality19,50019,700 1
Government41,70042,600 2.2

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

POPULATION GROWTH

County2000 Census2004 Estimate% change2010 projected% change
Richmond199,775196,265-1.8190,328-4.7
Columbia89,288100,589 12.7111,1179 24.5
Burke22,24323,189 4.324,733 11.2
McDuffie21,23121,517 1.321,4331.0
Augusta metro area (Georgia only)332,537341,560 2.7347,673 4.6
Georgia8,186,4538,684,715 6.19,592,370 17.2
U.S.281,421,906290,809,777 3.3314,571,000 11.8

Source: U.S. Census; Governor's Office of Planning and Budget

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