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Charleston-North Charleston, South Carolina Job Growth

There were 362,700 jobs in Charleston, South Carolina in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 369,645 employed persons for the month. Charleston added 7,400 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 4,674 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Charleston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 362,700 +7,400 +7,500
CPS 369,645 +4,674 +4,025

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 October 2018 is at a new high of 362,700.

CPS employment in October 2018 for Charleston is at a new high of 369,645.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Charleston, South Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 362,700 7,400 369,645 4,674
September 2018 355,300 -5,300 364,971 -1,523
August 2018 360,600 -200 366,494 -224
July 2018 360,800 300 366,718 820
June 2018 360,500 2,800 365,898 2,827
May 2018 357,700 400 363,071 -608
April 2018 357,300 -100 363,679 -2,166
March 2018 357,400 1,000 365,845 995
February 2018 356,400 2,100 364,850 2,021
January 2018 354,300 -600 362,829 -1,847
December 2017 354,900 -100 364,676 -711
November 2017 355,000 -200 365,387 -233