Columbia, South Carolina Job Growth
There were 396,700 jobs in Columbia, South Carolina in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 384,455 employed persons for the month. Columbia lost 300 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 2,809 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbia job growth to job growth in other cities.
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Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.
Columbia, South Carolina Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Columbia 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 Columbia, South Carolina
CES employment for Columbia peaked in July 2017 at 401,500. Since then 4,800 jobs have been lost in Columbia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 394,100 in September 2017, Columbia has gained 2,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 392,125 for Columbia in March 2017. 7,670 jobs have been lost in Columbia since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Columbia, South Carolina Employment History