Unemployment Rates by County 2010-2019

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County 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Number in Labor Force 2019 Number Employed 2019 Number Unemployed 2019
South Carolina 11.2 10.6 9.2 7.6 6.5 6.0 5.0 4.3 3.5 2.8 2,376,072 2,308,365 67,707
Abbeville 13.6 12.5 10.6 9.5 7.7 6.9 5.5 4.6 4.0 3.4 10,050 9,711 339
Aiken 9.3 9.3 8.6 7.6 6.5 5.9 5.0 4.1 3.4 2.9 75,105 72,929 2,176
Allendale 19.1 18.4 16.9 14.0 12.2 11.3 8.6 6.9 5.8 5.3 2,692 2,549 143
Anderson 11.6 10.3 8.9 7.1 6.0 5.4 4.6 3.9 3.3 2.7 91,576 89,109 2,467
Bamberg 16.1 16.2 15.9 13.5 11.6 10.5 9.1 7.5 6.5 5.6 4,981 4,704 277
Barnwell 16.6 15.2 13.9 12.1 9.7 9.0 7.4 6.0 4.8 4.3 8,268 7,916 352
Beaufort 8.7 8.7 7.6 6.4 5.7 5.5 4.8 4.1 3.3 2.6 77,858 75,797 2,061
Berkeley 10.0 9.6 8.4 7.0 6.0 5.5 4.6 3.8 3.1 2.5 104,452 101,801 2,651
Calhoun 12.3 12.4 11.2 9.6 8.0 7.1 6.2 5.2 4.3 3.6 6,604 6,367 237
Charleston 8.8 8.3 7.2 5.9 5.2 4.9 4.1 3.5 2.8 2.3 212,354 207,473 4,881
Cherokee 15.7 14.7 12.8 10.5 8.3 7.1 6.0 5.0 3.7 3.1 25,196 24,422 774
Chester 19.3 17.3 14.8 12.2 9.7 8.4 7.2 6.1 4.9 4.1 13,445 12,890 555
Chesterfield 14.4 12.9 11.4 9.2 6.9 6.1 5.0 4.3 3.3 2.9 22,128 21,484 644
Clarendon 14.0 14.5 12.8 10.3 8.4 7.7 6.7 6.0 4.7 3.9 12,731 12,238 493
Colleton 13.8 14.1 12.1 9.9 7.6 7.0 5.6 4.8 4.0 3.2 16,821 16,283 538
Darlington 13.2 12.9 11.1 9.3 8.0 7.4 6.3 5.3 4.1 3.4 30,561 29,518 1,043
Dillon 15.9 15.8 14.1 11.8 9.7 8.6 6.8 5.7 4.9 4.1 13,029 12,496 533
Dorchester 9.5 9.0 7.8 6.6 5.8 5.5 4.6 3.9 3.0 2.5 78,453 76,502 1,951
Edgefield 9.9 9.9 9.4 8.1 6.7 6.4 5.7 4.6 3.5 2.8 10,753 10,452 301
Fairfield 14.6 14.5 13.0 10.7 8.7 8.1 7.2 7.4 6.3 4.4 9,619 9,192 427
Florence 11.3 11.2 9.7 8.3 7.2 6.6 5.3 4.5 3.6 2.9 67,211 65,235 1,976
Georgetown 14.5 13.6 12.0 10.1 8.6 8.4 6.8 5.6 4.6 3.8 25,790 24,820 970
Greenville 9.6 8.6 7.4 6.1 5.3 5.0 4.3 3.7 2.9 2.4 255,903 249,678 6,225
Greenwood 11.9 11.3 10.1 8.6 6.9 6.3 5.2 4.5 3.7 3.1 31,377 30,397 980
Hampton 12.8 12.9 11.2 9.3 7.7 8.4 5.9 4.4 3.4 2.7 8,416 8,187 229
Horry 12.3 11.9 10.4 8.6 7.4 7.1 5.9 5.0 4.3 3.6 148,573 143,234 5,339
Jasper 9.8 9.9 8.5 6.9 5.7 5.1 4.4 3.7 3.0 2.5 12,685 12,363 322
Kershaw 11.5 11.0 9.5 7.8 6.5 6.0 5.2 4.5 3.6 3.0 29,291 28,425 866
Lancaster 14.7 13.3 11.3 9.3 7.2 6.3 5.3 4.7 3.8 3.3 41,340 39,956 1,384
Laurens 12.3 11.6 10.3 8.6 7.1 6.6 5.2 4.4 3.6 3.0 30,313 29,410 903
Lee 16.2 16.2 14.1 11.0 9.1 8.4 7.1 6.0 4.6 4.0 6,618 6,352 266
Lexington 8.2 8.0 7.0 5.8 5.1 4.9 4.1 3.6 2.9 2.3 150,160 146,650 3,510
McCormick 14.0 13.6 11.8 9.8 7.9 7.1 5.6 4.5 3.5 3.1 3,389 3,285 104
Marion 18.3 17.7 15.9 13.1 10.6 10.0 8.8 7.4 5.6 4.3 13,045 12,481 564
Marlboro 21.2 19.7 17.6 13.8 10.6 10.1 8.4 6.6 5.1 4.8 9,183 8,739 444
Newberry 10.8 10.4 8.8 7.3 5.7 5.3 4.5 4.2 3.1 2.7 19,223 18,709 514
Oconee 11.4 10.0 8.8 7.7 6.3 5.8 5.2 4.4 3.4 2.8 35,039 34,068 971
Orangeburg 15.9 15.8 14.3 12.4 11.4 10.9 8.9 7.2 5.8 4.8 34,842 33,187 1,655
Pickens 10.9 9.9 9.0 7.4 6.3 5.8 5.0 4.1 3.4 2.8 57,667 56,063 1,604
Richland 9.4 9.2 8.2 6.9 6.0 5.7 4.8 4.3 3.5 2.8 198,948 193,369 5,579
Saluda 10.0 9.8 8.5 6.9 5.7 5.2 4.6 3.9 3.1 2.7 8,928 8,690 238
Spartanburg 11.8 10.9 9.4 7.7 6.4 5.7 4.7 4.0 3.1 2.6 153,496 149,576 3,920
Sumter 12.5 12.1 10.7 8.7 7.3 6.9 5.9 5.2 4.1 3.4 43,727 42,254 1,473
Union 17.7 16.0 13.6 11.3 8.6 7.9 6.2 5.4 4.2 3.5 11,681 11,275 406
Williamsburg 17.2 16.7 15.8 12.5 10.0 9.2 7.8 6.4 5.5 4.6 12,093 11,542 551
York 12.1 10.9 9.3 7.7 6.3 5.5 4.6 4.0 3.3 2.8 140,458 136,587 3,871
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Notes: Annually averaged unemployment rates by county. Rates shown are percentage in the labor force who are unemployed. Data are not seasonally adjusted.

Source: US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics, Labor Force Data by County, 2019 Annual Averages.