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Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, South Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hilton Head Island fell 0.4 percentage points in May 2020 to 11.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the South Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Hilton Head Island peaked in April 2020 at 11.9% and is now 0.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Hilton Head Island unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
South Carolina 12.4% -0.4 +9.3
Hilton Head Island 11.5% -0.4 +8.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, National

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Hilton Head Island in May 2020 is at a new high of 10,403.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Hilton Head Island 10,403 +59 +7,812

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
South Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Hilton Head Island
Unemployment Rate
Hilton Head Island
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 8.7%
May
2020
13.3% 12.4% 11.5% 10,403
April
2020
14.7% 12.8% 11.9% 10,344
March
2020
4.4% 3.2% 2.4% 2,192
February
2020
3.5% 2.5% 2.2% 2,075
January
2020
3.6% 2.4% 2.2% 1,992
December
2019
3.5% 2.4% 2.1% 1,936
November
2019
3.5% 2.4% 2.1% 1,935
October
2019
3.6% 2.4% 2.2% 1,956
September
2019
3.5% 2.4% 2.2% 2,001
August
2019
3.7% 2.5% 2.3% 2,082

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.