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Sumter, South Carolina Job Growth

There were 40,800 jobs in Sumter, South Carolina in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 43,316 employed persons for the month. Sumter lost 200 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 64 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Sumter job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 40,800 -200 +300
CPS 43,316 +64 +966

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 43,534 for Sumter in April 2000. 218 jobs have been lost in Sumter since then according to the household survey. From a February 2010 low of 38,740, Sumter has added 4,576 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Sumter, South Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 40,800 -200 43,316 64
June 2019 41,000 0 43,252 88
May 2019 41,000 100 43,164 97
April 2019 40,900 0 43,067 104
March 2019 40,900 100 42,963 105
February 2019 40,800 -100 42,858 110
January 2019 40,900 0 42,748 107
December 2018 40,900 200 42,641 -4
November 2018 40,700 0 42,645 21
October 2018 40,700 200 42,624 85
September 2018 40,500 -100 42,539 99
August 2018 40,600 100 42,440 90