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Charleston-North Charleston, South Carolina Job Growth

There were 352,100 jobs in Charleston, South Carolina in July 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 365,882 employed persons for the month. Charleston lost 400 jobs in July 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 59 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Charleston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 352,100 -400 +4,300
CPS 365,882 +59 +7,723

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Charleston, South Carolina Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Charleston 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 for Charleston, South Carolina

CES employment for Charleston peaked in March 2017 at 354,200. Since then 2,100 jobs have been lost in Charleston according to the employer survey. From a trough of 352,000 in April 2017, Charleston has gained 100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 368,533 for Charleston in March 2017. 2,651 jobs have been lost in Charleston since then according to the household survey. From a May 2017 low of 364,704, Charleston has added 1,178 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2017

Charleston, South Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2017 352,100 -400 365,882 59
June 2017 352,500 -100 365,823 1,119
May 2017 352,600 600 364,704 -1,047
April 2017 352,000 -2,200 365,751 -2,782
March 2017 354,200 1,500 368,533 1,719
February 2017 352,700 1,200 366,814 1,451
January 2017 351,500 600 365,363 1,975
December 2016 350,900 800 363,388 1,310
November 2016 350,100 1,700 362,078 1,012
October 2016 348,400 -1,000 361,066 627
September 2016 349,400 1,600 360,439 1,210
August 2016 347,800 0 359,229 1,070