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||2020||% Change||Forecast 2021||Forecast 2022|
|Unemployment Rate (%)||9.4%||6.0%||-||5.5%||4.1%|
|Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; Center for Business Research, Charleston Metro Chamber, 3/15/2021|
Expanded Labor Pool
|Expanded Labor Pool|
|Commuters into MSA||67,300|
|Commuters out of MSA||61,300|
|Annual Post-Secondary Degrees Conferred ||8,600|
|Annual High School Graduates ||7,500|
|Source: U.S. Census Bureau and S.C. Department of Education, 2021|
Employment by Industry
NAICS = North American Industry Classification System; Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Employment Statistics (CES).