Department of Numbers

South Carolina Job Growth

There were 2,170,000 jobs in South Carolina in March 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,274,185 employed persons for the month. South Carolina lost 2,100 jobs in March 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 6,826 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is South Carolina job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,170,000 -2,100 +31,000
CPS 2,274,185 +6,826 +41,030

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 peaked in January 2019 for South Carolina at 2,172,300. Since then 2,300 jobs have been lost in South Carolina according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in South Carolina for March 2019 is at a new high of 2,274,185.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2019

South Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2019 2,170,000 -2,100 2,274,185 6,826
February 2019 2,172,100 -200 2,267,359 7,099
January 2019 2,172,300 5,800 2,260,260 5,333
December 2018 2,166,500 8,100 2,254,927 -193
November 2018 2,158,400 4,200 2,255,120 750
October 2018 2,154,200 18,300 2,254,370 3,323
September 2018 2,135,900 -12,500 2,251,047 3,988
August 2018 2,148,400 2,300 2,247,059 3,587
July 2018 2,146,100 2,200 2,243,472 2,908
June 2018 2,143,900 5,500 2,240,564 1,920
May 2018 2,138,400 2,200 2,238,644 2,247
April 2018 2,136,200 -2,800 2,236,397 3,242