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Sumter, South Carolina Job Growth

There were 38,100 jobs in Sumter, South Carolina in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 40,739 employed persons for the month. Sumter lost 100 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 54 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Sumter job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 38,100 -100 -500
CPS 40,739 +54 -124

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 3,500 jobs have been lost in Sumter according to the employer survey. From a trough of 35,400 in April 2020, Sumter has gained 2,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 43,373 for Sumter in February 2007. 2,634 jobs have been lost in Sumter since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 38,227, Sumter has added 2,512 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Sumter, South Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 38,100 -100 40,739 54
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
November 2021 38,300 100 40,599 19
October 2021 38,200 0 40,580 -1
September 2021 38,200 -200 40,581 -37
August 2021 38,400 -400 40,618 -84
July 2021 38,800 400 40,702 -83
June 2021 38,400 0 40,785 -57
May 2021 38,400 -200 40,842 -21