Department of Numbers

Charleston-North Charleston, South Carolina Job Growth

There were 391,700 jobs in Charleston, South Carolina in July 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 395,297 employed persons for the month. Charleston added 3,800 jobs in July 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 119 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Charleston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 391,700 +3,800 +18,400
CPS 395,297 +119 +12,792

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 July 2022 is at a new high of 391,700.

CPS employment in July 2022 for Charleston is at a new high of 395,297.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2022

Charleston, South Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2022 391,700 3,800 395,297 119
June 2022 387,900 2,900 395,178 999
May 2022 385,000 1,600 394,179 1,129
April 2022 383,400 700 393,050 1,508
March 2022 382,700 900 391,542 1,398
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