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Florence, South Carolina Job Growth

There were 82,500 jobs in Florence, South Carolina in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 86,438 employed persons for the month. Florence lost 9,300 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 8,642 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Florence job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 82,500 -9,300 -9,800
CPS 86,438 -8,642 -7,878

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Florence, South Carolina Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Florence 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 Florence, South Carolina

CES employment for Florence peaked in July 2019 at 93,000. Since then 10,500 jobs have been lost in Florence according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 95,426 for Florence in December 2019. 8,988 jobs have been lost in Florence since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Florence, South Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 82,500 -9,300 86,438 -8,642
March 2020 91,800 100 95,080 5
February 2020 91,700 -300 95,075 -93
January 2020 92,000 -900 95,168 -258
December 2019 92,900 300 95,426 73
November 2019 92,600 -100 95,353 94
October 2019 92,700 100 95,259 105
September 2019 92,600 -300 95,154 120
August 2019 92,900 -100 95,034 161
July 2019 93,000 200 94,873 193
June 2019 92,800 400 94,680 198
May 2019 92,400 100 94,482 166