Department of Numbers

Charleston-North Charleston, South Carolina Job Growth

There were 357,400 jobs in Charleston, South Carolina in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 366,264 employed persons for the month. Charleston added 900 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,007 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Charleston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 357,400 +900 +7,300
CPS 366,264 -1,007 +4,186

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 in November 2017 is at a new high of 357,400.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 368,533 for Charleston in March 2017. 2,269 jobs have been lost in Charleston since then according to the household survey. From a May 2017 low of 364,704, Charleston has added 1,560 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Charleston, South Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 357,400 900 366,264 -1,007
October 2017 356,500 2,900 367,271 -1,015
September 2017 353,600 -100 368,286 1,901
August 2017 353,700 1,400 366,385 536
July 2017 352,300 -200 365,849 26
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