Department of Numbers

South Carolina Job Growth

There were 2,070,800 jobs in South Carolina in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,200,101 employed persons for the month. South Carolina added 12,500 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 7,528 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is South Carolina job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,070,800 +12,500 +45,300
CPS 2,200,101 +7,528 +63,450

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 peaked in September 2016 for South Carolina at 2,070,900. Since then 99 jobs have been lost in South Carolina according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,058,300 in October 2016, South Carolina has gained 12,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in South Carolina for November 2016 is at a new high of 2,200,101.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

South Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 2,070,800 12,500 2,200,101 7,528
October 2016 2,058,300 -12,599 2,192,573 6,441
September 2016 2,070,900 7,800 2,186,132 4,912
August 2016 2,063,100 8,000 2,181,220 -1,665
July 2016 2,055,100 4,500 2,182,885 -2,191
June 2016 2,050,600 4,700 2,185,076 4
May 2016 2,045,900 6,000 2,185,072 3,278
April 2016 2,039,900 300 2,181,794 7,139
March 2016 2,039,600 11,000 2,174,655 11,946
February 2016 2,028,600 -100 2,162,709 12,176
January 2016 2,028,700 -6,500 2,150,533 11,536
December 2015 2,035,200 9,700 2,138,997 2,346