Monday, July 24, 2017

Clarendon County, SC, Historical Employment Data From 2009-2017

In late 2008, the US economy began to crash and the ‘Great Recession’ began. The following are historical data on employment and unemployment figures for Clarendon County, South Carolina from 2009-2017. Former SC Governor Nikki Haley played a key role in fostering job creation across the state during this difficult period. The trend has continued under Governor McMaster. Statewide data is available at SCWorks Online.

Year
Employed
Unemployment Rate
2009
10,840
15%
2010
11,937
14%
2011
11,661
14.5%
2012
11,566
12.8%
2013
11,636
10.3%
2014
11,870
8.3%
2015
12,062
7.8%
2016
12,423
5.9%
2017
13,109
5.0%

The economy and job market in Clarendon County and across the state of South Carolina is looking good. The state’s unemployment rate recently dropped to 4%. Clarendon County's unemployment rate is now down below 5%. It is hoped that the trend will continue to improve over the coming years.

It’s time to take a big breath and be thankful to everyone in the public and private sectors who have helped guide us through the Great Recession. Now let’s look ahead to a brighter future as we head into 2018.


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