Department of Numbers

South Carolina Job Growth

There were 2,120,300 jobs in South Carolina in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,223,298 employed persons for the month. South Carolina added 9,400 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 2,247 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is South Carolina job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,120,300 +9,400 +33,800
CPS 2,223,298 +2,247 +19,954

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 February 2018 for South Carolina is at a new high of 2,120,300.

CPS employment in South Carolina for February 2018 is at a new high of 2,223,298.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

South Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 2,120,300 9,400 2,223,298 2,247
January 2018 2,110,900 900 2,221,051 206
December 2017 2,110,000 4,800 2,220,845 -344
November 2017 2,105,200 8,899 2,221,189 -286
October 2017 2,096,300 10,900 2,221,475 1,009
September 2017 2,085,400 -4,400 2,220,466 1,927
August 2017 2,089,800 -4,399 2,218,539 2,196
July 2017 2,094,199 3,699 2,216,343 2,512
June 2017 2,090,500 6,600 2,213,831 2,245
May 2017 2,083,900 -400 2,211,586 2,282
April 2017 2,084,300 -2,899 2,209,304 2,658
March 2017 2,087,199 699 2,206,646 3,302