Workforce

Macon has a skilled, capable, and reliable workforce. In addition, Macon offers access to local colleges and universities, as well as apprenticeship and training programs tailored to meet industry needs. Our location near Atlanta, also provides access to an additional pool of highly-skilled workers.

Population

97

Macon Population

154

Bibb County Population

433

People Within 45m of Macon

Colleges & Universities

Mercer University

Mercer is one of U.S. News & World Report’s top 35 best values among national universities based on academic quality and a student’s average cost.

Middle Georgia State University

Middle Georgia State University educates and graduates inspired, lifelong learners whose scholarship and careers enhance the region.

Fort Valley State University

Fort Valley State University was named #1 Public HBCU in Georgia by U.S. News and World Report in its 2019 and 2020 Best Colleges rankings.

Wesleyan College

Wesleyan College is committed to women’s education and helping every student find a unique voice and purpose.

Georgia College and State University Graduate Center

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best master’s level universities in the south.

Central Georgia Technical College

Central Georgia Technical College is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.

Macon-Bibb County Labor Statistics

Statistics

Stats No.
Labor Force 103,973
Unemployment Rate 4.5%
Employment 99,336
Unemployment 4,637
Projected Job Growth (2018-28) 5.7%
Avg. Earning Per Job $47,316*

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021 Data
* Source: ZipRecruiter

Jobs by County

County Jobs Share
All Counties 78,154 100%
Bibb County 32,245 41.3%
Houston County 9,268 11.9%
Jones County 4,716 6.0%
Monroe County 3,546 4.5%
Peach County 1,783 2.3%

Top Industries

Industry Jobs
Healthcare & Social Assistance 17,898
Retail Trade 13,785
Government 14,806
Accommodation & Food Services 9,582
Finance & Insurance 8,439
Manufacturing 6,320

Early Workforce Intervention, Apprenticeship, and Technical Education Programs

Georgia Quck Start is the nations #1-ranked training program available at no cost to qualified companies.

Georgia Quick Start

Georgia Quick Start is the nation's #1-ranked training program available at no cost to qualified companies.
Central Georgia Technical College offers over 120 programs and is committed to providing career education and workforce development.

Central Georgia Technical College

Central Georgia Technical College offers over 120 programs and is committed to providing career education and workforce development.
The Middle Georgia Regional Commission delivers services to help job seekers access tools and resources they need to manage their careers and to meet the needs of empolyers by developing sustainable workforce solutions.

Middle Georgia Regional Commission

The Middle Georgia Regional Commission delivers services to help job seekers access the tools and resources they need to manage their careers and to meet the needs of employers by developing sustainable workforce solutions.
The Georgia Department of Labor provides a wide range of services to job seekers and employers.

Georgia Department of Labor

The Georgia Department of Labor provides a wide range of services to job seekers and employers.
The School of Engineering offers 9 undergraduate specialities and 13 graduate specialties that prepare students to serve rapidly changing industry demands.

Mercer School of Engineering

The School of Engineering offers 9 undergraduate specialties and 13 graduate specialties that prepare students to serve rapidly changing industry demands.
The Agricultural Engineering Technology Program is designed to provide basic knowledge in engineering technology and management.

Fort Valley State University Engineering & Agriculture

The Agricultural Engineering Technology Program is designed to provide basic knowledge in engineering technology and management.
The Middle Georgia State University School of Aviation.

Middle Georgia State University Aviation

The Middle Georgia State University School of Aviation, home of the Institute for Applied Aerospace Research, is a nationally recognized leader in aviation education and research.
Macon is a great place to complete your vocational education.

Miller-Motte College of Macon

Macon is a great place to complete your vocational education. Miller-Motte Macon offers career-focused technical training to students looking to enter the workforce in as little as 13 to 18 months.
Bibb County School District - Strength of Character and College or Career Ready

K-12 Schools

  • 20 – Early Education Programs (3k, 4k, PreK)
  • 19 – K-5 schools
  • 3 – K-5 magnet schools
  • 7 – Middle schools
  • 7 – High schools
  • 1 – High school career academy
  • 2 – Public charter schools
  • 5 – Private schools (parochial schools: 3; Montessori schools: 2)

Graduation Rate

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