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

4.9M

Population

46

Counties

187

Miles of Coastline

32,020

Square Miles

Key Indicators

$203.6 billion

State Personal Income, third quarter 2017

Increase from second quarter 2017 +0.6%
2,121,400

Nonfarm Employment

Year-over-year +1.93%
165.52

South Carolina Stock Index

From October 2017 to November 2017 -12.3%
Labor Foce
2,325,319

Labor Force

Year-over-year +1.2%
Unemployment Rate
4.0%

Unemployment Rate

Year-over-year -0.3
Manufacturing
44.1

Manufacturing Weekly Hours

From October 2017 to November 2017 Unchanged
Online Job Postings
60,200

Available Online Job Postings

From October 2017 to November 2017 +5.2%
Single Family Homes
$188,000

Median Single-Family Home Sales Price

Year-over-year +3.6%
Building Permits
2,595

Residential Building Permits

Year-over-year +5.8%

Source: December 2017 Economic Outlook

Major Industries (by 2016 Employment)

Source: US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

2016 Regional Populations

Source: US Census Bureau

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