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||2016||% Change||Forecast 2017||Forecast 2018|
|Unemployment Rate (%)||9.3%||4.1%||-||3.9%||3.3%|
|Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; Center for Business Research, Charleston Metro Chamber 3/2017|
Expanded Labor Pool
|Expanded Labor Pool||2016|
|Commuters into MSA||58,000|
|Commuters out of MSA||53,000|
|Annual Post-Secondary Degrees Conferred ||10,000|
|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. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 7/2016