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Charleston-North Charleston, South Carolina Job Growth

There were 354,300 jobs in Charleston, South Carolina in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 368,601 employed persons for the month. Charleston added 1,600 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,787 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Charleston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 354,300 +1,600 +11,300
CPS 368,601 +1,787 +13,102

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 March 2017 is at a new high of 354,300.

CPS employment in March 2017 for Charleston is at a new high of 368,601.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Charleston, South Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 354,300 1,600 368,601 1,787
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
July 2016 347,800 1,800 358,159 1,004
June 2016 346,000 1,600 357,155 1,191
May 2016 344,400 100 355,964 401
April 2016 344,300 1,300 355,563 64