Department of Numbers

South Carolina Job Growth

There were 2,151,200 jobs in South Carolina in December 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,242,540 employed persons for the month. South Carolina added 10,800 jobs in December 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 7,142 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is South Carolina job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,151,200 +10,800 +41,200
CPS 2,242,540 +7,142 +21,695

South Carolina Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for South Carolina 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 in South Carolina

CES employment in December 2018 for South Carolina is at a new high of 2,151,200.

CPS employment in South Carolina for December 2018 is at a new high of 2,242,540.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2018

South Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2018 2,151,200 10,800 2,242,540 7,142
November 2018 2,140,400 5,800 2,235,398 4,311
October 2018 2,134,600 19,500 2,231,087 3,490
September 2018 2,115,100 -12,400 2,227,597 -165
August 2018 2,127,500 1,300 2,227,762 212
July 2018 2,126,200 -200 2,227,550 1,577
June 2018 2,126,400 4,100 2,225,973 559
May 2018 2,122,300 1,800 2,225,414 -241
April 2018 2,120,500 700 2,225,655 403
March 2018 2,119,800 -1,600 2,225,252 1,855
February 2018 2,121,400 10,500 2,223,397 2,346
January 2018 2,110,900 900 2,221,051 206