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Charleston-North Charleston, South Carolina Job Growth

There were 371,100 jobs in Charleston, South Carolina in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 376,879 employed persons for the month. Charleston added 400 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,986 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Charleston job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 371,100 +400 +7,300
CPS 376,879 +1,986 +12,029

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 2019 is at a new high of 371,100.

CPS employment in February 2019 for Charleston is at a new high of 376,879.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Charleston, South Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 371,100 400 376,879 1,986
January 2019 370,700 100 374,893 2,909
December 2018 370,600 1,100 371,984 1,296
November 2018 369,500 300 370,688 1,038
October 2018 369,200 4,300 369,650 4,679
September 2018 364,900 -1,200 364,971 -1,523
August 2018 366,100 0 366,494 -224
July 2018 366,100 -300 366,718 820
June 2018 366,400 3,200 365,898 2,827
May 2018 363,200 1,100 363,071 -608
April 2018 362,100 -1,200 363,679 -2,166
March 2018 363,300 -500 365,845 995