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Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Myrtle Beach rose 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 4.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points higher than the South Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Myrtle Beach peaked in April 2020 at 20.7% and is now 16.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.1% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Myrtle Beach unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
South Carolina 3.2% +0.1 -0.6
Myrtle Beach 4.4% +0.1 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, National

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Myrtle Beach peaked in April 2020 at 39,021. There are now 29,999 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 8,483 in April 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 539.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Myrtle Beach 9,022 +43 -1,320

Number of Unemployed Persons

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
South Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Myrtle Beach
Unemployment Rate
Myrtle Beach
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 3.2% 4.4% 9,022
August
2022
3.7% 3.1% 4.3% 8,979
July
2022
3.5% 3.2% 4.3% 8,881
June
2022
3.6% 3.2% 4.2% 8,852
May
2022
3.6% 3.3% 4.1% 8,627
April
2022
3.6% 3.3% 4.1% 8,483
March
2022
3.6% 3.4% 4.1% 8,552
February
2022
3.8% 3.5% 4.2% 8,676
January
2022
4.0% 3.5% 4.3% 8,905
December
2021
3.9% 3.6% 4.7% 9,581
November
2021
4.2% 3.6% 4.6% 9,562

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.