Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort non-farm payroll employees increase by 1.4% since April


The number of employees on non-farm payrolls for the month of May in the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort metropolitan statistical area was 85,800, a 1.4 percent increase over the previous month, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In April, Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort reported 84,600 workers on non-farm payrolls.

Statistics were compiled from reports from the civilian labor force and unemployment data, both of which heavily relied on household surveys. The data is not seasonally adjusted.

Employment data is gleaned from an establishment survey that measures non-farm employment, hours and earnings by industry. The data is also based on payroll jobs and such factors as where the establishments are located.

Overall, South Carolina reported 2.189 million people employed on non-farm payrolls in May.

South Carolina Employees on Non-Farm Payrolls April 2019 vs. May 2019
April 2019 (In thousands)
May 2019 (In thousands)
Percent Change
84.6
85.8
1.4
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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