South Carolina Monthly Employment Statistics
- 2,297,651 employed workers
- 81,750 unemployed workers
- 3.4% unemployment rate
The total employment for South Carolina is 2,179,300, which is 2,000 greater than last month, an increase of 0.09%. The total employment a year ago was 2,146,100, which is 33,200 lower than today. Employment has increased by 1.55% in the last year. Last months' employment total was revised from 2,177,300 to 2,179,800. This revision is a change of 0.11% from the preliminary numbers.
The Trade, Transport and Utilities sectors are the leading employers in South Carolina. There are 414,500 employees in the sector. Last month the sector had 412,900 employees last month, an increase of 1,600 (0.39%). Last year the sector had 406,100 employees last year, an increase of 8,400 (2.07%).
The chart below illustrates the total monthly employment:
In the month of July, 2019 the average hours worked was 43.2, this was a decrease from last month, which averaged 43.6 hours. This represents a change of 0.9%. Average hourly wages for the month were $20.28 per hour, which translates to $876.10 per week. Hourly wages decreased over the last month from $20.35 per hour a decrease of 0.3%. Weekly wages decreased over the last month from $887.26 per week a decrease of 1.3%.
A year ago, the average hours worked was 42.9 hourse per week, which is an increase of 0.7%. Hourly wages have increased over the last year from $19.40 per hour, an increase of 4.5%. Weekly wages have increased over the last year from $832.26 per week, an increase of 5.3%.
The chart below illustrates the average monthly wages:
The unemployment rate decreased in July, 2019 from 3.5% to this months' 3.4%. A year ago the unemployment rate was 3.3%, 0.1% higher today. The total workforce in July, 2019 was 2,379,401, which is 0.2% higher than last months 2,374,667 and is 0.2% higher than last years 2,319,620. The total number of unemployed in South Carolina is 81,750 as compared to the revised figure from last month of 83,500 and 76,148 unemployed a year ago.
The chart below illustrates the change in the unemployment rate over the last year in South Carolina:
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