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Charleston-North Charleston, South Carolina Job Growth

There were 347,200 jobs in Charleston, South Carolina in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 362,345 employed persons for the month. Charleston lost 1,200 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,338 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Charleston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 347,200 -1,200 +9,400
CPS 362,345 +2,338 +15,556

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 November 2016 at 348,400. Since then 1,200 jobs have been lost in Charleston according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in December 2016 for Charleston is at a new high of 362,345.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Charleston, South Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 347,200 -1,200 362,345 2,338
November 2016 348,400 2,000 360,007 1,636
October 2016 346,400 -1,000 358,371 643
September 2016 347,400 1,800 357,728 2,206
August 2016 345,600 400 355,522 61
July 2016 345,200 2,800 355,461 1,930
June 2016 342,400 2,200 353,531 2,768
May 2016 340,200 2,400 350,763 -39
April 2016 337,800 -1,300 350,802 -1,824
March 2016 339,100 1,700 352,626 1,560
February 2016 337,400 -2,000 351,066 1,012
January 2016 339,400 1,600 350,054 3,265