South Carolina Employment Data by County

County with the Most Businesses: Charleston County South Carolina, 14,781
County with the Most Employees: Greenville County South Carolina, 234,860
County with Highest Average Hourly Wage: Fairfield County South Carolina, $1,352
County with Highest Unemployment Rate: Marlboro County South Carolina, 8.6%



Abbeville County South Carolina

Total Businesses3010.2% of state total
Total Employment3,9860.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$69682.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade5518.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,77644.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places227.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2406.0% of county employees



Aiken County South Carolina

Total Businesses2,7742.1% of state total
Total Employment51,7693.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$957113.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade50018.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Waste services9,42318.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places2348.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places4,9839.6% of county employees



Allendale County South Carolina

Total Businesses1400.1% of state total
Total Employment1,7930.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$890105.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade3021.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing97554.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households139.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Logging462.6% of county employees



Anderson County South Carolina

Total Businesses3,4572.6% of state total
Total Employment51,9673.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$73787.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade63418.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing14,08527.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places2988.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places6,21112.0% of county employees



Bamberg County South Carolina

Total Businesses2650.2% of state total
Total Employment3,1530.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$63074.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade5420.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing88127.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households2810.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Gasoline stations with convenience stores1223.9% of county employees



Barnwell County South Carolina

Total Businesses3350.3% of state total
Total Employment3,6820.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$68681.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade8124.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,35636.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households4212.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3499.5% of county employees



Beaufort County South Carolina

Total Businesses5,3894.1% of state total
Total Employment55,0083.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$70483.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services74613.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services12,43222.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places4217.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places8,68715.8% of county employees



Berkeley County South Carolina

Total Businesses2,7802.1% of state total
Total Employment40,9052.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$981116.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade40714.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade6,57516.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places2027.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3,8059.3% of county employees



Calhoun County South Carolina

Total Businesses2200.2% of state total
Total Employment3,8200.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$879103.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction3817.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,43337.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Gasoline stations with convenience stores94.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Support activities for crop production862.3% of county employees



Charleston County South Carolina

Total Businesses14,78111.1% of state total
Total Employment201,34811.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$899106.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services2,38816.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services34,20417.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1,0276.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places24,36112.1% of county employees



Cherokee County South Carolina

Total Businesses8190.6% of state total
Total Employment17,1401.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$68881.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade19824.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing6,23836.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places728.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,6679.7% of county employees



Chester County South Carolina

Total Businesses4880.4% of state total
Total Employment6,9640.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$83098.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade9519.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing2,70238.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places357.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places5477.9% of county employees



Chesterfield County South Carolina

Total Businesses6230.5% of state total
Total Employment12,7180.7% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$73687.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade11818.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing5,03039.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places518.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places8967.0% of county employees



Clarendon County South Carolina

Total Businesses5280.4% of state total
Total Employment4,6160.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$49558.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services10720.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade1,18625.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households8215.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Supermarkets and other grocery stores1874.1% of county employees



Colleton County South Carolina

Total Businesses7030.5% of state total
Total Employment8,6860.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$62373.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade13218.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade1,63218.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places456.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places95511.0% of county employees



Darlington County South Carolina

Total Businesses9850.7% of state total
Total Employment17,0451.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$918108.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade20020.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing3,47720.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places777.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Paperboard container manufacturing1,6159.5% of county employees



Dillon County South Carolina

Total Businesses4540.3% of state total
Total Employment7,1730.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$62573.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade11625.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,74824.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places378.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Offices of physicians1782.5% of county employees



Dorchester County South Carolina

Total Businesses2,2421.7% of state total
Total Employment27,7721.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$70883.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction29913.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade4,93217.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1617.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3,60913.0% of county employees



Edgefield County South Carolina

Total Businesses3070.2% of state total
Total Employment3,7000.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$67980.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade5517.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,03928.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places216.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1945.2% of county employees



Fairfield County South Carolina

Total Businesses3120.2% of state total
Total Employment7,8120.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,352159.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade5918.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Construction2,55932.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Gasoline stations with convenience stores216.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Power and communication system construction2,40330.8% of county employees



Florence County South Carolina

Total Businesses3,0482.3% of state total
Total Employment50,0822.9% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$73286.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade61320.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare9,23718.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places2478.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places5,78611.6% of county employees



Georgetown County South Carolina

Total Businesses1,7991.4% of state total
Total Employment18,5061.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$72285.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade27915.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services3,48818.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1407.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3,09116.7% of county employees



Greenville County South Carolina

Total Businesses13,53210.2% of state total
Total Employment234,86013.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$911107.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services1,98214.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Waste services33,97214.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places9817.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places20,9948.9% of county employees



Greenwood County South Carolina

Total Businesses1,2851.0% of state total
Total Employment21,3061.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$77892.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade25619.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing5,65926.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1088.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2,20710.4% of county employees



Hampton County South Carolina

Total Businesses3210.2% of state total
Total Employment3,1700.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$73186.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade7122.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade62919.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households278.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Logging1464.6% of county employees



Horry County South Carolina

Total Businesses8,6176.5% of state total
Total Employment110,6136.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$60571.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade1,56518.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services31,68328.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places92810.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places20,68118.7% of county employees



Jasper County South Carolina

Total Businesses6220.5% of state total
Total Employment7,8750.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$71184.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction12119.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare1,73322.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places345.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places6237.9% of county employees



Kershaw County South Carolina

Total Businesses1,1670.9% of state total
Total Employment14,1120.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$73486.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade18816.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing3,26323.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places776.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,48110.5% of county employees



Lancaster County South Carolina

Total Businesses1,1640.9% of state total
Total Employment19,9791.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$928109.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade22119.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing3,10115.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places857.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,5257.6% of county employees



Laurens County South Carolina

Total Businesses7980.6% of state total
Total Employment18,5791.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$79293.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade15919.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing8,29944.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places678.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,1246.0% of county employees



Lee County South Carolina

Total Businesses2630.2% of state total
Total Employment2,4130.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$71684.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services7729.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade37515.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households6424.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places27211.3% of county employees



Lexington County South Carolina

Total Businesses6,3624.8% of state total
Total Employment96,9475.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$75789.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade1,05916.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade16,60817.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places4827.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places10,56610.9% of county employees



Marion County South Carolina

Total Businesses4800.4% of state total
Total Employment4,9290.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$62974.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade10822.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade1,00220.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places367.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places53110.8% of county employees



Marlboro County South Carolina

Total Businesses3100.2% of state total
Total Employment5,0010.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$81996.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate8.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade9029.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing2,29245.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Gasoline stations with convenience stores216.8% of county businesses
Most Employees General merchandise stores including warehouse clubs and supercenters2404.8% of county employees



Newberry County South Carolina

Total Businesses6940.5% of state total
Total Employment11,4180.7% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$69181.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade13319.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing4,77041.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places497.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places9007.9% of county employees



Oconee County South Carolina

Total Businesses1,5091.1% of state total
Total Employment19,3441.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$921108.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade25917.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing5,88230.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1077.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,5367.9% of county employees



Orangeburg County South Carolina

Total Businesses1,5871.2% of state total
Total Employment21,7811.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$70182.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade36623.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing5,17423.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1257.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2,56811.8% of county employees



Pickens County South Carolina

Total Businesses2,0811.6% of state total
Total Employment25,9441.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$64976.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade32815.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing5,43420.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places2079.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places4,26216.4% of county employees



Richland County South Carolina

Total Businesses9,7337.3% of state total
Total Employment164,9589.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$875103.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services1,59716.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare27,46216.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places6867.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places16,2779.9% of county employees



Saluda County South Carolina

Total Businesses2380.2% of state total
Total Employment3,6220.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$61172.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade4117.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing2,00955.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places135.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Animal slaughtering and processing1,96054.1% of county employees



Spartanburg County South Carolina

Total Businesses6,0164.5% of state total
Total Employment116,5926.7% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$869102.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade97716.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing29,03324.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places4557.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places9,9938.6% of county employees



Sumter County South Carolina

Total Businesses1,9231.4% of state total
Total Employment30,8151.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$71284.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade36819.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing6,66821.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households21311.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3,0539.9% of county employees



Union County South Carolina

Total Businesses3960.3% of state total
Total Employment5,9300.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$68581.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade9123.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,68228.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places328.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Logging641.1% of county employees



Williamsburg County South Carolina

Total Businesses5580.4% of state total
Total Employment7,1000.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$70883.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services15026.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing2,38333.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households12021.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Supermarkets and other grocery stores2123.0% of county employees



York County South Carolina

Total Businesses5,5114.2% of state total
Total Employment80,9994.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$861101.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services73613.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade11,60614.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places3716.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places8,51010.5% of county employees






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