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Sumter, South Carolina Job Growth

There were 38,100 jobs in Sumter, South Carolina in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 41,169 employed persons for the month. Sumter lost 400 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 32 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Sumter job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 38,100 -400 -1,100
CPS 41,169 +32 -1,473

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 34,900 in April 2020, Sumter has gained 3,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 43,534 for Sumter in April 2000. 2,365 jobs have been lost in Sumter since then according to the household survey. From a February 2010 low of 38,735, Sumter has added 2,434 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Sumter, South Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 38,100 -400 41,169 32
January 2021 38,500 -300 41,137 1,056
December 2020 38,800 500 40,081 -25
November 2020 38,300 100 40,106 -1,675
October 2020 38,200 1,000 41,781 495
September 2020 37,200 300 41,286 -87
August 2020 36,900 500 41,373 -84
July 2020 36,400 -300 41,457 1
June 2020 36,700 1,200 41,456 1,449
May 2020 35,500 600 40,007 78
April 2020 34,900 -4,100 39,929 -2,777
March 2020 39,000 -200 42,706 64