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Florence, South Carolina Job Growth

There were 88,900 jobs in Florence, South Carolina in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 92,518 employed persons for the month. Florence lost 500 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 38 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Florence job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 88,900 -500 -3,200
CPS 92,518 +38 -2,557

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 4,100 jobs have been lost in Florence according to the employer survey. From a trough of 82,100 in April 2020, Florence has gained 6,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 95,426 for Florence in December 2019. 2,908 jobs have been lost in Florence since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 87,402, Florence has added 5,116 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Florence, South Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 88,900 -500 92,518 38
January 2021 89,400 -200 92,480 -52
December 2020 89,600 0 92,532 84
November 2020 89,600 300 92,448 -1,655
October 2020 89,300 1,000 94,103 1,603
September 2020 88,300 300 92,500 -2,000
August 2020 88,000 1,300 94,500 244
July 2020 86,700 700 94,256 273
June 2020 86,000 1,400 93,983 3,837
May 2020 84,600 2,500 90,146 2,744
April 2020 82,100 -9,400 87,402 -7,678
March 2020 91,500 -600 95,080 5