Total Labor Force (2018)

2,330,227

Total Population

5,084,127

Population Rank Among States

23rd

American Community Survey, 2013-2017

Public School Spending Per Student

$13,438

Rank Among States

27th

U.S. Census Bureau, May 2020

Statewide Unemployment Rate (2018)

3.4%

Rank Among States

16th (tied)

BLS, Local Area Unemployment Statistics
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Greenville County Workforce Development Board

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Labor Force Data

*United States Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance National Data, 2018 Non-seasonally adjusted

South Carolina National
Year-over Annual Job Growth
2.8%
1.7%
Year-over Average Wage Growth
1.2%
3.3%
Annual Average Unemployment Rate
3.4%
3.9%
Unemployment Exhaustion Rate
35.9%
34.6%
Annual Labor Participation Rate
58.0%
62.9%

Education Levels

*Ages 25 and Older according to the American Community Survey (ACS) educational attainment data.

Less than high school (12.6% South Carolina | 12.0% National)
12.6%
12%
High school (29.5% South Carolina | 27.1% National)
29.5%
27.1%
Some college/Associate Degree (29.9% South Carolina | 28.9% National)
29.9%
28.9%
Bachelor's degree or greater (28.0% South Carolina | 32.0% National)
28%
32%

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