South Carolina Job Growth
There were 2,115,700 jobs in South Carolina in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,277,749 employed persons for the month. South Carolina added 4,100 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 14,783 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is South Carolina job growth compared to other states.
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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 December 2019 for South Carolina at 2,199,900. Since then 84,200 jobs have been lost in South Carolina according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,888,600 in April 2020, South Carolina has gained 227,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in South Carolina reached a maximum of 2,313,318 in October 2019. 35,569 jobs have been lost in South Carolina since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 2,086,262, South Carolina has added 191,487 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
South Carolina Employment History