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Sumter, South Carolina Job Growth

There were 40,800 jobs in Sumter, South Carolina in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 42,945 employed persons for the month. Sumter lost 100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 204 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Sumter job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 40,800 -100 +800
CPS 42,945 +204 +1,138

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 800 jobs have been lost in Sumter according to the employer survey. From a trough of 35,800 in December 2009, Sumter has gained 5,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 43,556 for Sumter in April 2000. 611 jobs have been lost in Sumter since then according to the household survey. From a February 2010 low of 38,684, Sumter has added 4,261 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Sumter, South Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 40,800 -100 42,945 204
January 2019 40,900 0 42,741 234
December 2018 40,900 200 42,507 272
November 2018 40,700 0 42,235 154
October 2018 40,700 200 42,081 129
September 2018 40,500 -100 41,952 49
August 2018 40,600 100 41,903 -69
July 2018 40,500 100 41,972 116
June 2018 40,400 200 41,856 40
May 2018 40,200 200 41,816 19
April 2018 40,000 -100 41,797 27
March 2018 40,100 100 41,770 -37