Department of Numbers

Columbia, South Carolina Job Growth

There were 405,500 jobs in Columbia, South Carolina in December 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 394,457 employed persons for the month. Columbia added 1,100 jobs in December 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 158 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbia job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 405,500 +1,100 +2,800
CPS 394,457 +158 +8,657

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 in December 2019 is at a new high of 405,500.

CPS employment in December 2019 for Columbia is at a new high of 394,457.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2019

Columbia, South Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2019 405,500 1,100 394,457 158
November 2019 404,400 2,100 394,299 372
October 2019 402,300 -1,100 393,927 704
September 2019 403,400 -500 393,223 956
August 2019 403,900 1,100 392,267 1,215
July 2019 402,800 -500 391,052 720
June 2019 403,300 -300 390,332 730
May 2019 403,600 900 389,602 889
April 2019 402,700 -400 388,713 800
March 2019 403,100 100 387,913 1,156
February 2019 403,000 -700 386,757 864
January 2019 403,700 1,000 385,893 93