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Florence, South Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Florence fell 0.3 percentage points in February 2018 to 4.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the South Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Florence peaked in February 2010 at 12.4% and is now 7.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.2% in June 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.6 percentage points. You can also compare Florence unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
South Carolina 4.4% +0.1 0.0
Florence 4.8% -0.3 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March 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 11,807. There are now 7,158 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,104 in June 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 545. Florence employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Florence, South Carolina) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Florence 4,649 -209 -48

Number of Unemployed Persons

Florence, South Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
South Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Florence
Unemployment Rate
Florence
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1% 4.4%
February
2018
4.1% 4.4% 4.8% 4,649
January
2018
4.1% 4.3% 5.1% 4,858
December
2017
4.1% 4.2% 4.9% 4,737
November
2017
4.1% 4.2% 4.7% 4,519
October
2017
4.1% 4.2% 4.5% 4,359
September
2017
4.2% 4.2% 4.5% 4,314
August
2017
4.4% 4.2% 4.7% 4,521
July
2017
4.3% 4.2% 4.5% 4,343
June
2017
4.3% 4.2% 4.2% 4,104
May
2017
4.3% 4.2% 4.5% 4,322
April
2017
4.4% 4.3% 4.7% 4,556

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.