Columbia, South Carolina Job Growth
There were 399,100 jobs in Columbia, South Carolina in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 387,354 employed persons for the month. Columbia added 5,300 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 979 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbia job growth to job growth in other cities.
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Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.
Columbia, South Carolina Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Columbia 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 Columbia, South Carolina
CES employment for Columbia peaked in November 2019 at 406,200. Since then 7,100 jobs have been lost in Columbia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 361,700 in April 2020, Columbia has gained 37,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in April 2022 for Columbia is at a new high of 387,354.
Employment: CES, CPS
Columbia, South Carolina Employment History