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South Carolina



News Releases:
May
23
South Carolina Job Openings and Labor Turnover — March 2024

South Carolina had 169,000 job openings in March 2024, compared to 162,000 openings in February, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

May
15
Consumer Price Index, South Region — April 2024

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for the South rose 0.2 percent in April, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

May
07
Business Employment Dynamics in South Carolina — Third Quarter 2023

From June 2023 to September 2023, gross job gains from opening and expanding private-sector establishments were 126,620, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

South Carolina Economy at a Glance:
South Carolina
Data Series Back
Data
Nov
2023
Dec
2023
Jan
2024
Feb
2024
Mar
2024
Apr
2024

Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force(1)

(r)2,470.9 (r)2,470.3 2,471.8 2,472.6 2,477.6 (p)2,484.2

Employment(1)

(r)2,395.9 (r)2,395.4 2,396.5 2,396.2 2,399.6 (p)2,404.5

Unemployment(1)

(r)75.0 (r)74.9 75.3 76.4 77.9 (p)79.8

Unemployment Rate(2)

(r)3.0 (r)3.0 3.0 3.1 3.1 (p)3.2

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

Total Nonfarm(3)

2,334.3 2,336.6 2,346.9 2,351.2 2,360.0 (p)2,368.1

12-month % change

3.0 2.9 3.1 3.0 2.9 (p)3.4

Mining and Logging(3)

4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 (p)4.6

12-month % change

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.3 (p)4.5

Construction(3)

116.0 115.3 116.0 115.5 115.1 (p)115.1

12-month % change

5.8 4.8 4.9 4.3 3.4 (p)4.4

Manufacturing(3)

264.9 264.6 265.8 265.9 266.2 (p)266.7

12-month % change

0.7 0.7 0.9 1.1 1.3 (p)1.6

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities(3)

442.6 445.1 443.0 446.2 447.8 (p)450.8

12-month % change

0.8 1.4 0.8 1.5 1.7 (p)2.4

Information(3)

28.7 28.6 28.6 28.8 29.0 (p)28.8

12-month % change

-4.3 -5.0 -5.0 -3.4 -1.7 (p)-1.7

Financial Activities(3)

123.5 124.1 123.8 123.5 124.4 (p)124.8

12-month % change

3.2 3.5 3.0 2.6 2.8 (p)2.9

Professional & Business Services(3)

314.4 315.7 318.2 315.4 317.9 (p)318.2

12-month % change

2.7 2.8 3.0 2.1 2.2 (p)2.4

Education & Health Services(3)

290.4 290.3 291.8 293.8 294.8 (p)296.0

12-month % change

7.4 6.7 6.1 6.6 6.5 (p)6.6

Leisure & Hospitality(3)

288.7 286.9 289.7 290.7 293.0 (p)293.8

12-month % change

6.6 5.5 5.6 5.4 5.2 (p)6.2

Other Services(3)

88.6 89.3 89.9 89.8 89.9 (p)90.8

12-month % change

5.6 5.9 5.9 5.5 4.7 (p)6.3

Government(3)

372.0 372.2 375.6 377.1 377.4 (p)378.5

12-month % change

0.9 0.9 2.8 1.8 1.5 (p)1.7

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

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 May 2024
Columbia Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary May 2024
Southeast Consumer Price Index Card Consumer price indexes CPI Summary May 2024
Southeast - Labor Force Statistics Employment, Unemployment Table May 2024
Consumer Price Index Overview Table – Southeast Consumer price indexes Table May 2024
Southeast - Employment Cost Index Benefits, Pay Table May 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 2023 Employment, Pay News Release Mar 2024
Occupational Employment and Wages in Columbia — May 2022 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2023
Consumer Price Index, South Region — April 2024 Consumer price indexes News Release May 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 May 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 May 2024
Charleston, SC, Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary May 2024
Greenville, SC, Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary May 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 2023 Employment News Release May 2024
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 — March 2024 Employment News Release May 2024