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

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Myrtle Beach fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2022 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points higher than the South Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Myrtle Beach peaked in April 2020 at 20.7% and is now 16.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.1% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Myrtle Beach unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
South Carolina 3.3% -0.1 -0.9
Myrtle Beach 4.1% 0.0 -1.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 30,536 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Myrtle Beach 8,485 -67 -3,248

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
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 3.3% 4.1% 8,485
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
October
2021
4.6% 3.6% 4.7% 9,742
September
2021
4.7% 3.8% 5.0% 10,342
August
2021
5.2% 3.9% 5.4% 11,028
July
2021
5.4% 4.0% 5.7% 11,607
June
2021
5.9% 4.1% 5.9% 11,911

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.