46.8% unemployed in Hilton Head Island in 2017


46.8 percent of Hilton Head Island 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 Hilton Head Island population reached 34,376.

Out of 18,305 people who had a job, 20 were employed in the Armed Forces and 18,285 belonged to the civilian labor force.

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

Employment status in Hilton Head Island for 2017
Employment status
Number of people
Percentage of population
Not employed
16,071
46.8
Employed
18,305
53.2
Employed in civilian labor force
18,285
53.2
Employed in armed forces
20
0.06

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