The Charleston region offers local employers a growing pool of 380,000+ 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||2019||% Change||Forecast 2020||Forecast 2021|
|Unemployment Rate (%)||9.3%||2.4%||-||2.0%||2.0%|
|Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; Center for Business Research, Charleston Metro Chamber, 3/4/2020|
Expanded Labor Pool
|Expanded Labor Pool|
|Commuters into MSA||63,600|
|Commuters out of MSA||58,000|
|Annual Post-Secondary Degrees Conferred ||9,000|
|Annual High School Graduates ||6,700|
|Source: U.S. Census Bureau and S.C. Department of Education|
Employment by Industry
NAICS = North American Industry Classification System; Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Employment Statistics (CES).