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South Carolina



News Releases:
Feb
21
South Carolina Job Openings and Labor Turnover — December 2023

South Carolina had 170,000 job openings in December 2023, compared to 166,000 openings in November, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Feb
20
Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization in South Carolina — 2023

In 2023, the broadest measure of labor underutilization, designated U-6, was 5.4 percent in South Carolina.

Feb
16
Fatal Occupational Injuries in South Carolina — 2022

Fatal work injuries totaled 132 in 2022 for South Carolina, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

South Carolina Economy at a Glance:
South Carolina
Data Series Back
Data
July
2023
Aug
2023
Sept
2023
Oct
2023
Nov
2023
Dec
2023

Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force(1)

2,448.1 2,455.4 2,461.5 2,465.1 2,471.7 (p)2,476.8

Employment(1)

2,371.0 2,382.4 2,389.9 2,393.2 2,398.3 (p)2,402.0

Unemployment(1)

77.1 73.0 71.6 71.9 73.3 (p)74.9

Unemployment Rate(2)

3.1 3.0 2.9 2.9 3.0 (p)3.0

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

Total Nonfarm(3)

2,306.8 2,304.9 2,307.9 2,316.2 2,321.4 (p)2,323.3

12-month % change

2.4 2.1 1.7 2.3 2.6 (p)2.6

Mining and Logging(3)

4.5 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.5 (p)4.6

12-month % change

0.0 2.2 2.2 2.2 -2.2 (p)2.2

Construction(3)

110.8 111.7 111.4 111.6 111.8 (p)110.5

12-month % change

1.7 2.2 1.4 1.4 1.9 (p)0.9

Manufacturing(3)

262.4 261.4 260.7 261.9 261.5 (p)262.4

12-month % change

0.1 -0.6 -0.9 -0.1 -0.4 (p)0.0

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities(3)

444.2 444.5 444.6 445.3 444.0 (p)446.4

12-month % change

2.3 2.1 1.7 2.0 1.6 (p)2.0

Information(3)

32.1 31.9 31.8 32.0 31.8 (p)32.0

12-month % change

4.9 4.2 3.2 1.6 1.6 (p)1.6

Financial Activities(3)

122.5 121.3 120.5 121.0 121.3 (p)121.5

12-month % change

3.8 2.3 0.9 2.3 2.1 (p)1.4

Professional & Business Services(3)

314.6 313.1 314.4 317.2 316.8 (p)316.4

12-month % change

1.1 0.4 0.2 1.0 2.6 (p)3.3

Education & Health Services(3)

281.0 282.4 284.5 286.0 287.3 (p)287.2

12-month % change

4.9 5.1 4.8 5.9 5.7 (p)5.6

Leisure & Hospitality(3)

276.0 275.4 275.8 278.0 281.6 (p)279.7

12-month % change

4.2 3.4 3.2 4.0 5.4 (p)4.0

Other Services(3)

83.5 83.0 83.1 82.6 84.3 (p)85.6

12-month % change

1.7 0.6 0.6 0.5 2.1 (p)3.1

Government(3)

375.2 375.6 376.5 376.0 376.5 (p)377.0

12-month % change

1.7 2.6 2.0 2.1 2.2 (p)2.4

Footnotes
(1) Number of persons, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(2) In percent, seasonally adjusted.
(3) Number of jobs, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(p) Preliminary

Title BLS Subject Product Type Date Published
Charlotte Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Feb 2024
Columbia Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Feb 2024
Southeast Consumer Price Index Card Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Feb 2024
Southeast - Labor Force Statistics Employment, Unemployment Table Feb 2024
Consumer Price Index Overview Table – Southeast Consumer price indexes Table Feb 2024
Southeast - Employment Cost Index Benefits, Pay Table Feb 2024
Occupational Employment and Wages in Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin — May 2022 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2023
Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization in South Carolina — 2023 Unemployment News Release Feb 2024
County Employment and Wages in South Carolina — Third Quarter 2022 Employment, Pay News Release Mar 2023
Occupational Employment and Wages in Columbia — May 2022 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2023
Consumer Price Index, South Region — January 2024 Consumer price indexes News Release Feb 2024
Occupational Employment and Wages for Truck Drivers in Selected Metropolitan Areas in the Southeast-May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia — May 2022 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2023
ConsumerPriceIndex_Summary_Southeast (PDF) Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Feb 2024
Occupational Employment and Wages in Charleston-North Charleston — May 2022 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2023
Augusta, GA-SC, Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Feb 2024
Charleston, SC, Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Feb 2024
Greenville, SC, Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Feb 2024
Employer-Reported Workplace Injuries and Illnesses in South Carolina — 2022 Workplace injuries and illnesses News Release Dec 2023
Occupational Employment and Wages in Augusta-Richmond County — May 2022 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2023
Occupational Employment and Wages for Selected Nurse Occupations in South Carolina’s Metropolitan Areas – May 2016 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2017
Occupational Employment and Wages for Selected Engineering Occupations in Selected Southeast Metropolitan Areas – May 2017 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2018
Business Employment Dynamics in South Carolina — Third Quarter 2022 Employment News Release May 2023
Women’s Earnings In South Carolina — 2022 Pay News Release Feb 2024
Occupational Employment and Wages in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach — May 2022 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2023
Occupational Employment and Wages in Spartanburg — May 2022 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2023
Fatal Occupational Injuries in South Carolina — 2022 Workplace fatalities News Release Feb 2024
Occupational Employment and Wages in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort — May 2022 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2023
Occupational Employment and Wages in Florence — May 2022 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2023
South Carolina Job Openings and Labor Turnover — December 2023 Employment News Release Feb 2024