Columbia, South Carolina Job Growth
There were 402,400 jobs in Columbia, South Carolina in October 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 393,927 employed persons for the month. Columbia lost 1,000 jobs in October 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 704 (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 July 2018 at 404,100. Since then 1,700 jobs have been lost in Columbia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 401,100 in November 2018, Columbia has gained 1,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in October 2019 for Columbia is at a new high of 393,927.
Employment: CES, CPS
Columbia, South Carolina Employment History