The Charleston region offers local employers a growing pool of 400,000+ 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||2012||2022||% Change||Forecast 2023||Forecast 2025|
|Unemployment Rate (%)||7.4%||2.9%||-||3.8%||2.9%|
|Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; 2023 Forecast from Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, 4/2023|
Expanded Labor Pool
|Expanded Labor Pool|
|Commuters into MSA||67,100|
|Commuters out of MSA||58,200|
|Annual Post-Secondary Degrees Conferred ||7,500|
|Annual High School Graduates ||6,500|
|Source: U.S. Census Bureau and S.C. Department of Education, 2023|
Employment by Industry
NAICS = North American Industry Classification System; Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Employment Statistics (CES).