Department of Numbers

South Carolina Job Growth

There were 2,113,600 jobs in South Carolina in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,232,579 employed persons for the month. South Carolina added 7,900 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 2,451 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is South Carolina job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,113,600 +7,900 +44,799
CPS 2,232,579 -2,451 +34,305

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 November 2017 for South Carolina is at a new high of 2,113,600.

CPS employment in South Carolina reached a maximum of 2,235,030 in October 2017. 2,451 jobs have been lost in South Carolina since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

South Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 2,113,600 7,900 2,232,579 -2,451
October 2017 2,105,700 13,300 2,235,030 2,260
September 2017 2,092,400 -3,500 2,232,770 6,885
August 2017 2,095,900 7,200 2,225,885 -1,933
July 2017 2,088,699 4,399 2,227,818 -2,753
June 2017 2,084,300 4,800 2,230,571 -1,400
May 2017 2,079,500 6,199 2,231,971 -710
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