Columbia, South Carolina Job Growth
There were 396,500 jobs in Columbia, South Carolina in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 387,440 employed persons for the month. Columbia added 1,600 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 823 (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 September 2016 at 398,000. Since then 1,500 jobs have been lost in Columbia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 394,900 in November 2016, Columbia has gained 1,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 387,742 for Columbia in September 2016. 302 jobs have been lost in Columbia since then according to the household survey. From a November 2016 low of 386,617, Columbia has added 823 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Columbia, South Carolina Employment History