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Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, South Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Greenville fell 0.1 percentage points in December 2015 to 4.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the South Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Greenville peaked in January 2010 at 11.3% and is now 6.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Greenville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.0% 0.0 -0.6
South Carolina 5.5% 0.0 -1.1
Greenville 4.8% -0.1 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with December 2015 data as January 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 January 2010 at 44,127. There are now 24,082 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 December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Greenville 20,045 -4 -3,644

Number of Unemployed Persons

Greenville, South Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
South Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Greenville
Unemployment Rate
Greenville
Unemployed
January
2016
4.9%
December
2015
5.0% 5.5% 4.8% 20,045
November
2015
5.0% 5.5% 4.9% 20,049
October
2015
5.0% 5.6% 5.0% 20,849
September
2015
5.1% 5.7% 5.1% 21,163
August
2015
5.1% 6.0% 5.2% 21,252
July
2015
5.3% 6.4% 5.5% 22,805
June
2015
5.3% 6.6% 5.7% 23,757
May
2015
5.5% 6.8% 6.1% 25,127
April
2015
5.4% 6.7% 5.9% 24,496
March
2015
5.5% 6.7% 5.7% 23,579
February
2015
5.5% 6.6% 5.7% 23,339

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.