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Workforce

Employment statistics, job forecasts, wages, demographics, and other labor market information help public and private organizations, researchers, and others better understand today’s complex workforce. Spartanburg County has a robust work force readily available to businesses looking to locate or expand in the area. 

Labor Force & Unemployment (Jul 2017)

Total Labor Force 138,624
Unemployed 7,015
Unemployment Rate 4.8%
Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics; SC Dept. of Employment & Workforce

Employment & Earnings by Industry

Industry Jobs % of Total Total Earnings
Total (All Industries) 132,445 100% $54,425
Crop & Animal Production 109 0.1% $25,127
Mining, Quarrying & Oil/Gas Extraction 132 0.1% $64,128
Utilities 165 0.1% $92,200
Construction 5,570 4.2% $62,768
Manufacturing 27,660 20.9% $73,404
Wholesale Trade 7,020 5.3% $65,158
Retail Trade 17,138 12.9% $29,883
Transportation & Warehousing 6,895 5.2% $54,217
Information 1,041 0.8% $57,160
Finance & Insurance 3,418 2.6% $70,367
Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 881 0.7% $55,357
Professional, Scientific & Technical Services 3,948 3.0% $70,473
Admin. & Support & Waste Mgmt & Remediation Svcs 9,015 6.8% $32,970
Educational Services (Private) 1,805 1.4% $50,493
Health Care & Social Assistance 10,424 7.9% $51,030
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation 1,065 0.8% $19,640
Accommodation & Food Services 11,228 8.5% $21,156
Other Services (Except Public Admin) 2,936 2.2% $37,333
Government 20,201 15.3% $64,358

 

Source: EMSI Q2 2016 Data Set

additional information

  • Link: Community Profile - Spartanburg County 
    South Carolina Department of Workforce and Employment - Business Intelligence DepartmentThe Business Intelligence Department (BID) collects, analyzes, and disseminates this data in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
    The data helps monitor and forecast national, statewide, and local economic trends, helping employers and job seekers make career, education, and economic development decisions. Better understanding employment trends and statistical trends help promote stable employment and economic growth.
  • Link: SC Works Online Services
    SC Works Online Services links all of South Carolina's state and local workforce services and resources. The partners are the SC Department of Employment and Workforce and South Carolina's 12 Workforce Investment Boards, which administer SC Works Centers throughout the State of South Carolina.
  • Link: Upstate Workforce Investment Board
    The Upstate Workforce Board builds and maintains a workforce development system that meets the needs of employers of Cherokee, Spartanburg and Union Counties.

 

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