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AUGUSTA-AIKEN JOB GROWTH

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

Sector January 2006 January 2007 % change
Total nonfarm 213,100 213,800 0.3
Total private 171,400 171,200 -0.1
Goods producing 38,900 38,000 -2.3
Service producing 174,200 175,800 0.9
Construction 14,100 14,200 0.7
Manufacturing 24,800 23,800 -4
Retail 24,800 25,100 1.2
Trade, transportation 36,400 37,000 1.6
Information 3,500 3,300 -5.7
Financial 7,600 7,800 2.6
Professional, business 29,600 28,300 -4.4
Educational, health 27,400 28,200 2.9
Leisure, hospitality 19,500 19,700 1
Government 41,700 42,600 2.2

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

POPULATION GROWTH

County 2000 Census 2004 Estimate % change 2010 projected % change
Richmond 199,775 196,265 -1.8 190,328 -4.7
Columbia 89,288 100,589 12.7 111,1179 24.5
Burke 22,243 23,189 4.3 24,733 11.2
McDuffie 21,231 21,517 1.3 21,433 1.0
Augusta metro area (Georgia only) 332,537 341,560 2.7 347,673 4.6
Georgia 8,186,453 8,684,715 6.1 9,592,370 17.2
U.S. 281,421,906 290,809,777 3.3 314,571,000 11.8

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


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