Research & Data

Hospitality includes telling you all you need to know about us. We invite you to explore South Carolina for yourself, and see why it’s a great state for business. Get to know our skilled workforce, growing economy and business climate through many publications including The SC Economic Outlook. Find out who’s working where through downloadable labor market profiles by county.

Overview of South Carolina

4.9M

Population

46

Counties

187

Miles of Coastline

32,020

Square Miles

Key Indicators

$198.9 billion

State Personal Income, fourth quarter 2016

Increase from second third 2016 +1.0%
2,050,200

Nonfarm Employment

Year-over-year +2.1%
136.6

South Carolina Stock Index

From January 2017 to February 2017 +6.8%
Labor Foce
2,323,023

Labor Force

Year-over-year +1.2%
Unemployment Rate
4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Year-over-year -1.0
Manufacturing
42.5

Manufacturing Weekly Hours

From January 2017 to February 2017 +3.2%
Online Job Postings
61,100

Available Online Job Postings

From January 2017 to February 2017 -5.0%
Single Family Homes
$180,000

Median Single-Family Home Sales Price

Year-over-year +7.5%
Building Permits
2,682

Residential Building Permits

Year-over-year +26.7%

Source: March 2017 Economic Outlook

Major Industries (by 2016 Employment)

Source: US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Economic Outlook

County Labor Market Analysis

Select any county to access reports regarding labor and economic statistics for that area.

2015 Regional Populations

Source: US Census Bureau

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