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Sumter, South Carolina Job Growth

There were 39,500 jobs in Sumter, South Carolina in April 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 41,793 employed persons for the month. Sumter added 200 jobs in April 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 23 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Sumter job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 39,500 +200 +500
CPS 41,793 +23 +70

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

Sumter, South Carolina Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Sumter peaked in June 2000 at 41,600. Since then 2,100 jobs have been lost in Sumter according to the employer survey. From a trough of 35,800 in December 2009, Sumter has gained 3,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 43,556 for Sumter in April 2000. 1,763 jobs have been lost in Sumter since then according to the household survey. From a February 2010 low of 38,684, Sumter has added 3,109 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2018

Sumter, South Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2018 39,500 200 41,793 23
March 2018 39,300 0 41,770 -37
February 2018 39,300 -300 41,807 -65
January 2018 39,600 0 41,872 35
December 2017 39,600 100 41,837 25
November 2017 39,500 0 41,812 -4
October 2017 39,500 400 41,816 -37
September 2017 39,100 -400 41,853 -2
August 2017 39,500 200 41,855 58
July 2017 39,300 200 41,797 70
June 2017 39,100 100 41,727 36
May 2017 39,000 0 41,691 -32