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
$262.1 billion

State Personal Income, second quarter of 2021

Decreased in the second quarter of 2021 -7.8%
Nonfarm
3,500

Nonfarm Employment

Month-over-month +0.2%
Stock Index
+0.3%

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

Month-over-month +0.3%
Labor Force
2,405,257

Labor Force

Month-over-month +0%
Unemployment Rate
4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Month-over-month -0.1%
Manufacturing
40.9

Manufacturing Weekly Hours

Month-over-month -3.0%
Online Jobs
92,200

Available Online Job Postings

Month-over-month +3.6%
Homes
$282,000

Median Single-Family Home Sales Price

Month-over-month -1.1%
Building Permits
4,102

Residential Building Permits

Month-over-month +13%

Source: October 2021 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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