Department of Numbers

Charleston-North Charleston, South Carolina Job Growth

There were 371,800 jobs in Charleston, South Carolina in November 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 384,034 employed persons for the month. Charleston added 900 jobs in November 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 535 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Charleston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 371,800 +900 +2,300
CPS 384,034 +535 +7,446

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 2,200 jobs have been lost in Charleston according to the employer survey. From a trough of 370,900 in October 2019, Charleston has gained 900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in November 2019 for Charleston is at a new high of 384,034.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2019

Charleston, South Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2019 371,800 900 384,034 535
October 2019 370,900 -500 383,499 724
September 2019 371,400 -1,300 382,775 1,190
August 2019 372,700 -1,200 381,585 1,104
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