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Charleston-North Charleston, South Carolina Job Growth

There were 356,200 jobs in Charleston, South Carolina in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 364,471 employed persons for the month. Charleston added 1,900 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,733 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Charleston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 356,200 +1,900 +5,100
CPS 364,471 +1,733 -2,343

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 in February 2018 is at a new high of 356,200.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 368,533 for Charleston in March 2017. 4,062 jobs have been lost in Charleston since then according to the household survey. From a January 2018 low of 362,738, Charleston has added 1,733 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Charleston, South Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 356,200 1,900 364,471 1,733
January 2018 354,300 -600 362,738 -3,029
December 2017 354,900 -100 365,767 -825
November 2017 355,000 -200 366,592 -679
October 2017 355,200 500 367,271 -1,015
September 2017 354,700 -900 368,286 1,901
August 2017 355,600 400 366,385 536
July 2017 355,200 1,100 365,849 26
June 2017 354,100 1,500 365,823 1,119
May 2017 352,600 1,300 364,704 -1,047
April 2017 351,300 -900 365,751 -2,782
March 2017 352,200 1,100 368,533 1,719