The Charleston region offers local employers a growing pool of 350,000+ skilled workers. The region’s education and workforce training system continues to build a solid base of technically-skilled workers in engineering, information technology and more.
|Civilian Workforce||2010||2015||% Change||Forecast 2016||Forecast 2017|
|Unemployment Rate (%)||9.3%||5.3%||-||4.9%||4.9%|
|Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; Forecast data from Center for Business Research, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce 3/2016|
Expanded Labor Pool
|Expanded Labor Pool||2015|
|Commuters into MSA||58,000|
|Commuters out of MSA||53,000|
|Annual Post-Secondary Degrees Conferred ||8,400|
|Annual High School Graduates ||5,300|
|Source: U.S. Census Bureau and SC Department of Education|
Employment by Industry
NAICS = North American Industry Classification System; Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Employment Statistics (CES).
Source: Center for Business Research, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, and U.S. Bureauh of Labor Statistics, 7/2015