Columbia, South Carolina Job Growth
There were 406,100 jobs in Columbia, South Carolina in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 386,937 employed persons for the month. Columbia added 1,300 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 176 (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 100 jobs have been lost in Columbia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 361,700 in April 2020, Columbia has gained 44,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 388,289 for Columbia in June 2022. 1,352 jobs have been lost in Columbia since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Columbia, South Carolina Employment History