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South Carolina



News Releases:

Jan
16

Employer-Reported Workplace Injuries and Illnesses in South Carolina – 2016

Over 32,000 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported among South Carolina’s private industry employers in 2016.

Nov
13

Consumer Price Index, South Region – October 2019

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

Oct
10

Consumer Price Index, South Region – September 2019

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for the South was unchanged in September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

South Carolina Economy at a Glance:

South Carolina
Data Series Back
Data
Dec
2020
Jan
2021
Feb
2021
Mar
2021
Apr
2021
May
2021

Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force(1)

(r)2,355.1 2,360.7 2,377.2 2,388.1 (p)2,381.6  

Employment(1)

(r)2,223.5 2,235.3 2,253.3 2,267.4 (p)2,263.3  

Unemployment(1)

(r)131.6 125.4 123.9 120.7 (p)118.4  

Unemployment Rate(2)

(r)5.6 5.3 5.2 5.1 (p)5.0  

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

Total Nonfarm(3)

2,117.3 2,105.0 2,113.0 2,117.5 2,111.6 (p)2,115.7

12-month % change

-3.8 -4.3 -3.8 -3.1 11.8 (p)8.1

Mining and Logging(3)

4.4 4.4 4.5 4.5 4.4 (p)4.4

12-month % change

0.0 0.0 2.3 2.3 2.3 (p)0.0

Construction(3)

105.5 103.1 105.8 107.9 108.7 (p)107.7

12-month % change

-1.3 -3.4 -0.8 1.2 7.3 (p)5.7

Manufacturing(3)

247.6 246.0 245.6 247.5 245.4 (p)246.3

12-month % change

-4.1 -4.5 -4.4 -3.5 9.3 (p)7.5

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities(3)

408.3 408.0 412.6 414.0 412.0 (p)414.6

12-month % change

-0.5 -0.8 0.5 0.9 10.8 (p)8.2

Information(3)

24.9 25.3 25.1 24.2 24.4 (p)25.1

12-month % change

-4.2 -2.7 -2.7 -6.6 3.0 (p)4.6

Financial Activities(3)

106.3 105.7 105.6 106.7 105.0 (p)103.9

12-month % change

-0.6 -1.1 -1.4 -0.5 1.4 (p)-0.2

Professional & Business Services(3)

287.4 286.3 287.1 287.0 283.6 (p)283.4

12-month % change

-2.9 -2.7 -1.9 -1.3 11.0 (p)7.9

Education & Health Services(3)

251.6 251.3 252.0 252.2 254.9 (p)255.4

12-month % change

-3.5 -3.7 -3.5 -3.2 10.2 (p)6.9

Leisure & Hospitality(3)

241.5 238.1 235.7 234.6 233.5 (p)237.5

12-month % change

-11.8 -12.9 -13.8 -11.4 58.1 (p)30.1

Other Services(3)

73.9 74.5 74.5 73.7 74.0 (p)74.2

12-month % change

-8.0 -7.1 -7.1 -7.4 18.8 (p)10.3

Government(3)

365.9 362.3 364.5 365.2 365.7 (p)363.2

12-month % change

-2.9 -4.0 -3.5 -3.3 0.9 (p)1.2

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
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2019
Columbia Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2019
Southeast Consumer Price Index Card Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Sep 2021
Southeast - Labor Force Statistics Employment, Unemployment Table Sep 2021
Consumer Price Index Overview Table – Southeast Consumer price indexes Table Sep 2021
Southeast - Employment Cost Index Benefits, Pay Table Sep 2021
Occupational Employment and Wages in Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin — May 2018 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2019
Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization in South Carolina – 2018 Unemployment News Release Mar 2019
County Employment and Wages in South Carolina – Third Quarter 2017 Employment, Pay News Release Mar 2018
Occupational Employment and Wages in Columbia — May 2018 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2019
Consumer Price Index, South Region – October 2019 Consumer price indexes News Release Nov 2019
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 2018 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2019
ConsumerPriceIndex_Summary_Southeast Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Nov 2019
Occupational Employment and Wages in Charleston-North Charleston — May 2018 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2019
Augusta, GA-SC, Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2019
Charleston, SC, Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2019
Greenville, SC, Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2019
Employer-Reported Workplace Injuries and Illnesses in South Carolina – 2016 Workplace injuries and illnesses News Release Jan 2020
Occupational Employment and Wages in Augusta-Richmond County — May 2018 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2019
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 2017 Employment News Release May 2018
Women’s Earnings In South Carolina – 2017 Pay News Release Oct 2018