Labor Force

Diverse & Growing

The quality of Augusta’s labor force is recognized as one of the best in the nation, due to our history of providing workers for manufacturing and distribution for over 150 years. Augusta has been nationally recognized by multiple publications as one of the nations "Best of" communities.

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The entire Augusta MSA has a growing population, which is young, diverse, educated and upwardly mobile. An area population of more than 600,000 and a workforce of more than 270,000 represent a strong and stable labor pool for new and expanding companies. The millennial population in Augusta has increased by more than 25% in the last 5 years.

The Augusta labor force is strong for many reasons, one being the presence of Fort Gordon, home to the US Army Cyber Command. On average, 150 military personnel separate from the military each month. Of these, 60% have a background in information technology or intellegence and 70% self report as wanting to stay in the Augusta Metro Area.

Income Measures

The per capita income report is available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Georgia Department of Labor for 2017.

Employees' earnings are defined as the sum of wages and salaries, other labor income and proprietors’ income. Mean household income is defined as total personal income less estimated income of group quarters population divided by the number of households. Per Capita income is computed by dividing the personal income of an area by its population.