Columbia, South Carolina Job Growth
There were 392,000 jobs in Columbia, South Carolina in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 388,416 employed persons for the month. Columbia added 2,300 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,409 (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 September 2019 at 406,100. Since then 14,100 jobs have been lost in Columbia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 361,800 in April 2020, Columbia has gained 30,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 394,150 for Columbia in October 2020. 5,734 jobs have been lost in Columbia since then according to the household survey. From a November 2020 low of 377,496, Columbia has added 10,920 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Columbia, South Carolina Employment History