Columbia, South Carolina Job Growth
There were 364,000 jobs in Columbia, South Carolina in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 358,857 employed persons for the month. Columbia lost 42,500 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 38,786 (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 February 2020 at 407,700. Since then 43,700 jobs have been lost in Columbia according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 397,643 for Columbia in March 2020. 38,786 jobs have been lost in Columbia since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Columbia, South Carolina Employment History