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

Populationc

46

Counties

187

Miles of Coastline

32,020

Square Miles

Key Indicatorsd

Income
$198.9 billiond

State Personal Income, second quarter 2018

Increase from first quarter 2018 +0.9%
Nonfarm
2,072,000

Nonfarm Employment

Year-over-year +2.2%
Stock Index
146.87

South Carolina Stock Index

From September 2018 to October 2018 -5.2%
Labor Force
2,333,186

Labor Force

Year-over-year -0.5%
Unemployment Rate
4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Year-over-year -0.9
Manufacturing
42.1

Manufacturing Weekly Hours

From September 2018 to October 2018 +3.8%
Online Jobs
61,400

Available Online Job Postings

From September 2018 to October 2018 -6.8%
Homes
$182,000

Media Single-Family Home Sales Price

Year-over-year +6.8%
Building Permits
2,975

Residential Building Permits

Year-over-year +6.2%

Source: November 2018 Economic Outlook

Major Industries (by 2018 Employment)

2018 Regional Populations

2018 Regional Populations

Source: US Census Bureau

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