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Florence, South Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Florence fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2022 to 3.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the South Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Florence peaked in October 2009 at 12.6% and is now 9.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.5% in August 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.9 percentage points. You can also compare Florence unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
South Carolina 3.2% 0.0 -0.8
Florence 3.4% -0.1 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2022 data as August 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 December 2009 at 11,940. There are now 8,741 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,354 in September 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 845. Florence employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Florence, South Carolina) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Florence 3,199 -110 -772

Number of Unemployed Persons

Florence, South Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
South Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Florence
Unemployment Rate
Florence
Unemployed
August
2022
3.7%
July
2022
3.5% 3.2% 3.4% 3,199
June
2022
3.6% 3.2% 3.5% 3,309
May
2022
3.6% 3.3% 3.6% 3,402
April
2022
3.6% 3.3% 3.6% 3,411
March
2022
3.6% 3.4% 3.6% 3,470
February
2022
3.8% 3.5% 3.6% 3,486
January
2022
4.0% 3.5% 3.6% 3,443
December
2021
3.9% 3.6% 3.7% 3,553
November
2021
4.2% 3.6% 3.7% 3,538
October
2021
4.6% 3.6% 3.7% 3,545
September
2021
4.7% 3.8% 3.8% 3,651

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.