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Sumter, South Carolina Job Growth

There were 38,800 jobs in Sumter, South Carolina in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 42,135 employed persons for the month. Sumter lost 400 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Sumter job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 38,800 -400 -200
CPS 42,135 +3 +451

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 2,800 jobs have been lost in Sumter according to the employer survey. From a trough of 35,800 in December 2009, Sumter has gained 3,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 43,556 for Sumter in April 2000. 1,421 jobs have been lost in Sumter since then according to the household survey. From a February 2010 low of 38,689, Sumter has added 3,446 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Sumter, South Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 38,800 -400 42,135 3
February 2017 39,200 -200 42,132 113
January 2017 39,400 300 42,019 99
December 2016 39,100 100 41,920 16
November 2016 39,000 -200 41,904 1
October 2016 39,200 0 41,903 15
September 2016 39,200 100 41,888 53
August 2016 39,100 0 41,835 59
July 2016 39,100 100 41,776 39
June 2016 39,000 -200 41,737 36
May 2016 39,200 200 41,701 21
April 2016 39,000 0 41,680 -4