Department of Numbers

Sumter, South Carolina Job Growth

There were 38,000 jobs in Sumter, South Carolina in November 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 39,577 employed persons for the month. Sumter lost 100 jobs in November 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 214 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Sumter job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 38,000 -100 -300
CPS 39,577 -214 -1,022

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 3,600 jobs have been lost in Sumter according to the employer survey. From a trough of 35,400 in April 2020, Sumter has gained 2,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 43,373 for Sumter in February 2007. 3,796 jobs have been lost in Sumter since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 38,227, Sumter has added 1,350 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2022

Sumter, South Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2022 38,000 -100 39,577 -214
October 2022 38,100 100 39,791 -258
September 2022 38,000 -100 40,049 -250
August 2022 38,100 0 40,299 -194
July 2022 38,100 0 40,493 -186
June 2022 38,100 -100 40,679 -81
May 2022 38,200 100 40,760 35
April 2022 38,100 -100 40,725 40
March 2022 38,200 0 40,685 19
February 2022 38,200 100 40,666 -26
January 2022 38,100 -200 40,692 78
December 2021 38,300 0 40,614 15