Columbia, South Carolina Job Growth
There were 399,900 jobs in Columbia, South Carolina in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 385,677 employed persons for the month. Columbia lost 100 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 635 (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 402,100. Since then 2,200 jobs have been lost in Columbia according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 388,228 for Columbia in March 2017. 2,551 jobs have been lost in Columbia since then according to the household survey. From a December 2017 low of 381,109, Columbia has added 4,568 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Columbia, South Carolina Employment History