Overall unemployment rate moved down to 2.7% with the biggest shift in Government, which gained 2,800 roles, based on the most recently available information published in November 2022.

Total employment in the Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC market rose by 116 jobs in September and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 20 bps to 2.7%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 47 bps over the same time to 3.3%.

  • Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC unemployment rate is 62 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 20 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in September versus prior month by 4.4% and are down compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC Unemployment September 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.1% . Key sectors include:

  • Transportation & Utilities: 82,100; -400
  • Business Services: 73,000; -1,300
  • Government: 62,500; +2,800
  • Manufacturing: 61,600; no change
  • Education & Healthcare: 54,500; +500
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 46,500; -1,100
  • Financial Services: 22,000; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 19,200; no change
  • Other Jobs: 15,500; -100
  • IT & Development: 7,200; +100
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC Unemployment by Industry September 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through September 2022 (Data published November 2022 and reports created on November 2, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.