Department of Numbers

South Carolina Job Growth

There were 2,080,900 jobs in South Carolina in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,232,168 employed persons for the month. South Carolina added 7,599 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 513 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is South Carolina job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,080,900 +7,599 +32,700
CPS 2,232,168 -513 +51,642

South Carolina Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for South Carolina as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment in South Carolina

CES employment in May 2017 for South Carolina is at a new high of 2,080,900.

CPS employment in South Carolina reached a maximum of 2,232,681 in April 2017. 513 jobs have been lost in South Carolina since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

South Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 2,080,900 7,599 2,232,168 -513
April 2017 2,073,300 -1,099 2,232,681 3,499
March 2017 2,074,400 -1,900 2,229,182 9,122
February 2017 2,076,300 200 2,220,060 10,872
January 2017 2,076,100 5,400 2,209,188 9,326
December 2016 2,070,699 1,899 2,199,862 1,588
November 2016 2,068,800 8,800 2,198,274 2,127
October 2016 2,060,000 -3,300 2,196,147 2,535
September 2016 2,063,300 4,000 2,193,612 2,942
August 2016 2,059,300 -2,899 2,190,670 3,274
July 2016 2,062,199 11,899 2,187,396 3,463
June 2016 2,050,300 2,100 2,183,933 3,407