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Charleston-North Charleston, South Carolina Job Growth

There were 372,700 jobs in Charleston, South Carolina in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 381,653 employed persons for the month. Charleston lost 1,200 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,172 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Charleston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 372,700 -1,200 +6,600
CPS 381,653 +1,172 +10,707

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Charleston, South Carolina Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Charleston 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 for Charleston, South Carolina

CES employment for Charleston peaked in June 2019 at 374,000. Since then 1,300 jobs have been lost in Charleston according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in August 2019 for Charleston is at a new high of 381,653.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2019

Charleston, South Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2019 372,700 -1,200 381,653 1,172
July 2019 373,900 -100 380,481 1,230
June 2019 374,000 1,400 379,251 1,087
May 2019 372,600 300 378,164 597
April 2019 372,300 1,900 377,567 717
March 2019 370,400 -300 376,850 845
February 2019 370,700 0 376,005 818
January 2019 370,700 100 375,187 -1,380
December 2018 370,600 1,100 376,567 -21
November 2018 369,500 300 376,588 -84
October 2018 369,200 4,300 376,672 5,595
September 2018 364,900 -1,200 371,077 131