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Florence, South Carolina Job Growth

There were 87,300 jobs in Florence, South Carolina in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 91,105 employed persons for the month. Florence added 200 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 461 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Florence job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 87,300 +200 +100
CPS 91,105 +461 +1,458

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Florence, South Carolina Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Florence 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 Florence, South Carolina

CES employment for Florence peaked in December 2007 at 88,500. Since then 1,200 jobs have been lost in Florence according to the employer survey. From a trough of 79,400 in January 2011, Florence has gained 7,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in December 2016 for Florence is at a new high of 91,105.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Florence, South Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 87,300 200 91,105 461
November 2016 87,100 200 90,644 287
October 2016 86,900 -700 90,357 90
September 2016 87,600 -400 90,267 -391
August 2016 88,000 1,100 90,658 224
July 2016 86,900 -600 90,434 19
June 2016 87,500 0 90,415 64
May 2016 87,500 -100 90,351 -190
April 2016 87,600 100 90,541 -150
March 2016 87,500 1,000 90,691 477
February 2016 86,500 500 90,214 555
January 2016 86,000 -1,200 89,659 12