South Carolina’s unemployment estimates declined to 62,363 people in October, representing an all-time low rate of 2.6 percent compared to 2.9 percent in September.
The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce released South Carolina's Employment Situation October 2019 last week, estimating the number of South Carolinians working at a new record of 2,318,762. That is a considerable increase of 7,191 people over September 2019 and a huge increase of 64,392 people over October 2018.
The figures were the result of a Current Population Survey, which is polled on a monthly basis of approximately 60,000 households by the Census Bureau for the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In its additional study, the Current Employment Survey, the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce revealed that the industries gaining the most are leisure and hospitality (+2,300); trade, transportation and utilities (+2,200); financial activities (+1,100); education and health services (+700); government (+600) and construction (+500).
The responses were polled from about 40,000 employers.
Furthermore, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that Charleston had the lowest unemployment rates among U.S. metropolitan areas at 1.5 percent in September 2019.