Columbia, South Carolina Job Growth
There were 396,300 jobs in Columbia, South Carolina in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 393,491 employed persons for the month. Columbia lost 0 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 734 (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 9,800 jobs have been lost in Columbia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 361,800 in April 2020, Columbia has gained 34,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 394,150 for Columbia in October 2020. 659 jobs have been lost in Columbia since then according to the household survey. From a November 2020 low of 377,496, Columbia has added 15,995 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Columbia, South Carolina Employment History