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Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, South Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Greenville fell 0.6 percentage points in February 2014 to 4.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points lower than the South Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Greenville peaked in July 2009 at 10.7% and is now 6.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Greenville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% +0.1 -1.0
South Carolina 5.7% -0.7 -2.4
Greenville 4.6% -0.6 -2.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2014 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Greenville, South Carolina, National

Greenville, South Carolina monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Greenville, South Carolina Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Greenville peaked in August 2009 at 33,417. There are now 18,770 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Greenville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Greenville, South Carolina) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Greenville 14,647 -1,903 -7,122

Number of Unemployed Persons

Greenville, South Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
South Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Greenville
Unemployment Rate
Greenville
Unemployed
March
2014
6.7% 5.5%
February
2014
6.7% 5.7% 4.6% 14,647
January
2014
6.6% 6.4% 5.2% 16,550
December
2013
6.7% 6.6% 5.5% 17,223
November
2013
7.0% 6.8% 5.9% 18,544
October
2013
7.2% 7.0% 6.3% 19,829
September
2013
7.2% 7.3% 6.6% 20,757
August
2013
7.2% 7.5% 6.8% 21,329
July
2013
7.3% 7.7% 6.7% 21,122
June
2013
7.5% 7.8% 6.7% 20,940
May
2013
7.5% 7.9% 6.5% 20,380
April
2013
7.5% 7.9% 6.5% 20,523
March
2013
7.5% 8.0% 6.7% 21,228

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.