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
$272.4 billion

State Personal Income, first quarter of 2022.

Increased in the first quarter of 2022 +1.1%
Nonfarm
6,800

Nonfarm Employment

Non-seasonally adjusted jobs +0.3%
Stock Index
+0.1%

Cost of goods and services in the South Region rose in July.

Month-over-month +0.1%
Labor Force
2,399,637

Labor Force

Month-over-month -0.2%
Unemployment Rate
3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Month-over-month 0.0%
Manufacturing
40.2

Manufacturing Weekly Hours

Month-over-month 0.2%
Online Jobs
106,900

Available Online Job Postings

Month-over-month -5.7%
Homes
$323,272

Median Single-Family Home Sales Price

Month-over-month -1.7%
Building Permits
3,874

Residential Building Permits

Month-over-month -7.1%

Source: August 2022 Economic Outlook

Major Industries (by 2020 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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