40.9% unemployed in Spartanburg in 2017


40.9 percent of Spartanburg residents between 16 and 65 years old were unemployed in 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The percentage of unemployed residents was greater than the statewide total of 39.3 percent for this demographic group. In 2017 the total Spartanburg population reached 29,912.

Out of 17,676 people who had a job, 16 were employed in the Armed Forces and 17,660 belonged to the civilian labor force.

The total unemployment numbers include residents of all ages who are not working.

Employment status in Spartanburg for 2017
Employment status
Number of people
Percentage of population
Not employed
12,236
40.9
Employed
17,676
59.1
Employed in civilian labor force
17,660
59
Employed in armed forces
16
0.05

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