Department of Numbers

Charleston-North Charleston, South Carolina Job Growth

There were 381,700 jobs in Charleston, South Carolina in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 391,407 employed persons for the month. Charleston lost 100 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,263 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Charleston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 381,700 -100 +15,700
CPS 391,407 +1,263 +15,840

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 February 2022 at 381,800. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Charleston according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in March 2022 for Charleston is at a new high of 391,407.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

Charleston, South Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 381,700 -100 391,407 1,263
February 2022 381,800 1,700 390,144 926
January 2022 380,100 2,100 389,218 1,789
December 2021 378,000 1,000 387,429 -145
November 2021 377,000 2,500 387,574 156
October 2021 374,500 200 387,418 1,217
September 2021 374,300 -1,000 386,201 1,702
August 2021 375,300 2,000 384,499 1,994
July 2021 373,300 3,500 382,505 2,044
June 2021 369,800 1,100 380,461 1,783
May 2021 368,700 1,700 378,678 1,685
April 2021 367,000 1,000 376,993 1,426