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 The SC Economic Outlook monthly publication. Learn about our population, infrastructure and more using regional maps.

Overview of South Carolina

5.0M

Population

46

Counties

187

Miles of Coastline

32,020

Square Miles

Key Indicators

$205.4 billion

State Personal Income, fourth quarter 2017

Increase from third quarter 2017 +1.2%
2,094,900

Nonfarm Employment

Year-over-year +2.18%
183.16

South Carolina Stock Index

From January 2018 to February 2018 -4.9%
Labor Foce
2,324,714

Labor Force

Year-over-year +0.9%
Unemployment Rate
4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Year-over-year No change
Manufacturing
44.6

Manufacturing Weekly Hours

From January 2018 to February 2018 +1.1%
Online Job Postings
61,100

Available Online Job Postings

From January 2018 to February 2018 -0.8%
Single Family Homes
$193,100

Median Single-Family Home Sales Price

Year-over-year +6.1%
Building Permits
2,608

Residential Building Permits

Year-over-year -2.8%

Source: March 2018 Economic Outlook

Major Industries (by 2017 Employment)

Source: US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

2016 Regional Populations

Source: US Census Bureau

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