Department of Numbers

Sumter, South Carolina Job Growth

There were 38,900 jobs in Sumter, South Carolina in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 42,262 employed persons for the month. Sumter lost 200 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 129 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Sumter job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 38,900 -200 -100
CPS 42,262 +129 +668

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

Sumter, South Carolina Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Sumter peaked in June 2000 at 41,600. Since then 2,700 jobs have been lost in Sumter according to the employer survey. From a trough of 35,800 in December 2009, Sumter has gained 3,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 43,556 for Sumter in April 2000. 1,294 jobs have been lost in Sumter since then according to the household survey. From a February 2010 low of 38,689, Sumter has added 3,573 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Sumter, South Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 38,900 -200 42,262 129
November 2016 39,100 -300 42,133 11
October 2016 39,400 -200 42,122 13
September 2016 39,600 -200 42,109 29
August 2016 39,800 300 42,080 -87
July 2016 39,500 500 42,167 -36
June 2016 39,000 -300 42,203 -50
May 2016 39,300 -400 42,253 -189
April 2016 39,700 100 42,442 1
March 2016 39,600 100 42,441 228
February 2016 39,500 500 42,213 328
January 2016 39,000 0 41,885 291