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Florence, South Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Florence fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2018 to 3.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the South Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Florence peaked in February 2010 at 12.4% and is now 8.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.4% in June 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Florence unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
South Carolina 3.3% 0.0 -0.9
Florence 3.9% 0.0 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 11,801. There are now 8,088 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,210 in June 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 503. Florence employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Florence, South Carolina) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Florence 3,713 +21 -844

Number of Unemployed Persons

Florence, South Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
South Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Florence
Unemployment Rate
Florence
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.3% 3.9% 3,713
September
2018
3.7% 3.3% 3.9% 3,692
August
2018
3.9% 3.4% 3.9% 3,665
July
2018
3.9% 3.6% 3.7% 3,500
June
2018
4.0% 3.8% 3.4% 3,210
May
2018
3.8% 4.0% 3.5% 3,298
April
2018
3.9% 4.2% 4.0% 3,775
March
2018
4.1% 4.4% 4.8% 4,577
February
2018
4.1% 4.4% 4.9% 4,654
January
2018
4.1% 4.3% 5.0% 4,787
December
2017
4.1% 4.2% 4.8% 4,559

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.