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

5.1M

Population

46

Counties

187

Miles of Coastline

32,020

Square Miles

Economic Outlook

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Key Indicators

Income
$246.5 billion

State Personal Income, fourth quarter of 2020

Decrease from third quarter of 2020 -0.4%
Nonfarm
2,180,600

Nonfarm Employment

Month-over-month +0.8%
Stock Index
143.83

South Carolina Stock Index is on hiatus. Last closing was  at 143.83, on June 12th, 2020.

Month-over-month. Index is on hiatus. NA
Labor Force
2,377,298

Labor Force

Month-over-month +0.7%
Unemployment Rate
5.2%%

Unemployment Rate

Month-over-month -0.1%
Manufacturing
39.2

Manufacturing Weekly Hours

Month-over-month -2.0%
Online Jobs
64,800

Available Online Job Postings

Month-over-month -5.7%
Homes
$259,475

Median Single-Family Home Sales Price

Month-over-month +1.8%
Building Permits
3,588

Residential Building Permits

Month-over-month -0.6%

Source: March 2021 Economic Outlook

Major Industries (by 2019 Employment)

Source: US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

2020 Regional Populations

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Source: US Census Bureau

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