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Sumter, South Carolina Job Growth

There were 38,700 jobs in Sumter, South Carolina in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 41,644 employed persons for the month. Sumter added 400 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 156 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Sumter job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 38,700 +400 +2,300
CPS 41,644 +156 +1,194

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 2,900 jobs have been lost in Sumter according to the employer survey. From a trough of 34,900 in April 2020, Sumter has gained 3,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 43,373 for Sumter in February 2007. 1,729 jobs have been lost in Sumter since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 37,908, Sumter has added 3,736 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Sumter, South Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 38,700 400 41,644 156
June 2021 38,300 -100 41,488 60
May 2021 38,400 0 41,428 88
April 2021 38,400 400 41,340 49
March 2021 38,000 0 41,291 42
February 2021 38,000 -500 41,249 -2
January 2021 38,500 -300 41,251 54
December 2020 38,800 500 41,197 81
November 2020 38,300 100 41,116 -1,115
October 2020 38,200 1,000 42,231 1,309
September 2020 37,200 300 40,922 173
August 2020 36,900 500 40,749 299