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Sumter, South Carolina Job Growth

There were 36,900 jobs in Sumter, South Carolina in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 39,934 employed persons for the month. Sumter lost 3,100 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 2,772 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Sumter job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 36,900 -3,100 -2,900
CPS 39,934 -2,772 -2,136

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 4,700 jobs have been lost in Sumter according to the employer survey. From a trough of 35,800 in December 2009, Sumter has gained 1,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 43,534 for Sumter in April 2000. 3,600 jobs have been lost in Sumter since then according to the household survey. From a February 2010 low of 38,735, Sumter has added 1,199 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Sumter, South Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 36,900 -3,100 39,934 -2,772
March 2020 40,000 0 42,706 64
February 2020 40,000 0 42,642 51
January 2020 40,000 100 42,591 -85
December 2019 39,900 0 42,676 86
November 2019 39,900 -100 42,590 102
October 2019 40,000 200 42,488 109
September 2019 39,800 0 42,379 99
August 2019 39,800 200 42,280 84
July 2019 39,600 -200 42,196 60
June 2019 39,800 0 42,136 37
May 2019 39,800 0 42,099 29