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 (Aug 2016)
|Total Labor Force||140,892|
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|
|Transportation & Warehousing||6,895||5.2%||$54,217|
|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|
Source: EMSI Q2 2016 Data Set
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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.