Department of Numbers

South Carolina Job Growth

There were 2,233,600 jobs in South Carolina in July 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,323,952 employed persons for the month. South Carolina added 16,300 jobs in July 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 2,293 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is South Carolina job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,233,600 +16,300 +79,900
CPS 2,323,952 -2,293 +50,677

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 July 2022 for South Carolina is at a new high of 2,233,600.

CPS employment in South Carolina reached a maximum of 2,326,245 in June 2022. 2,293 jobs have been lost in South Carolina since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2022

South Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2022 2,233,600 16,300 2,323,952 -2,293
June 2022 2,217,300 8,100 2,326,245 4,276
May 2022 2,209,200 10,500 2,321,969 9,315
April 2022 2,198,700 6,800 2,312,654 9,055
March 2022 2,191,900 -6,500 2,303,599 7,866
February 2022 2,198,400 20,000 2,295,733 3,433
January 2022 2,178,400 6,500 2,292,300 5,739
December 2021 2,171,900 5,700 2,286,561 612
November 2021 2,166,200 8,500 2,285,949 1,742
October 2021 2,157,700 7,900 2,284,207 3,973
September 2021 2,149,800 -6,600 2,280,234 3,886
August 2021 2,156,400 2,700 2,276,348 3,073