Charleston-North Charleston, South Carolina Job Growth
There were 366,600 jobs in Charleston, South Carolina in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 384,138 employed persons for the month. Charleston added 1,100 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,661 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Charleston job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 September 2019 at 379,800. Since then 13,200 jobs have been lost in Charleston according to the employer survey. From a trough of 318,100 in April 2020, Charleston has gained 48,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 388,464 for Charleston in November 2019. 4,326 jobs have been lost in Charleston since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 336,748, Charleston has added 47,390 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Charleston, South Carolina Employment History