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Florence, South Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Florence fell 0.2 percentage points in August 2019 to 3.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the South Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Florence peaked in January 2010 at 12.3% and is now 8.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.5% in February 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Florence unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
South Carolina 3.2% -0.2 0.0
Florence 3.5% -0.2 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Florence, South Carolina, National

Florence, South Carolina monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Florence, South Carolina Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Florence peaked in February 2010 at 11,683. There are now 8,263 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,420 in February 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 0. Florence employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Florence, South Carolina) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Florence 3,420 -181 -80

Number of Unemployed Persons

Florence, South Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
South Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Florence
Unemployment Rate
Florence
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 2.9%
August
2019
3.7% 3.2% 3.5% 3,420
July
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.7% 3,601
June
2019
3.7% 3.5% 3.8% 3,702
May
2019
3.6% 3.5% 3.8% 3,700
April
2019
3.6% 3.4% 3.7% 3,582
March
2019
3.8% 3.2% 3.6% 3,483
February
2019
3.8% 3.2% 3.5% 3,420
January
2019
4.0% 3.2% 3.6% 3,475
December
2018
3.9% 3.2% 3.6% 3,507
November
2018
3.7% 3.2% 3.6% 3,506
October
2018
3.8% 3.2% 3.6% 3,502

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.