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Sumter, South Carolina Job Growth

There were 37,200 jobs in Sumter, South Carolina in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 39,571 employed persons for the month. Sumter lost 600 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 2,210 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Sumter job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 37,200 -600 -2,700
CPS 39,571 -2,210 -3,019

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 4,400 jobs have been lost in Sumter according to the employer survey. From a trough of 35,800 in December 2009, Sumter has gained 1,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 43,534 for Sumter in April 2000. 3,963 jobs have been lost in Sumter since then according to the household survey. From a February 2010 low of 38,735, Sumter has added 836 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Sumter, South Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 37,200 -600 39,571 -2,210
October 2020 37,800 100 41,781 495
September 2020 37,700 600 41,286 -87
August 2020 37,100 -400 41,373 -84
July 2020 37,500 -700 41,457 1
June 2020 38,200 600 41,456 1,449
May 2020 37,600 800 40,007 78
April 2020 36,800 -3,200 39,929 -2,777
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