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Spartanburg, South Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Spartanburg fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the South Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Spartanburg peaked in April 2020 at 13.9% and is now 10.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Spartanburg 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
Spartanburg 3.4% -0.1 -1.0
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: Spartanburg, South Carolina, National

Spartanburg, South Carolina monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Spartanburg, South Carolina Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Spartanburg peaked in April 2020 at 23,889. There are now 18,170 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Spartanburg 5,719 -178 -1,675

Number of Unemployed Persons

Spartanburg, South Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
South Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Spartanburg
Unemployment Rate
Spartanburg
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 3.3% 3.4% 5,719
March
2022
3.6% 3.4% 3.5% 5,897
February
2022
3.8% 3.5% 3.6% 6,037
January
2022
4.0% 3.5% 3.6% 6,006
December
2021
3.9% 3.6% 3.7% 6,206
November
2021
4.2% 3.6% 3.7% 6,192
October
2021
4.6% 3.6% 3.7% 6,230
September
2021
4.7% 3.8% 3.8% 6,425
August
2021
5.2% 3.9% 4.0% 6,674
July
2021
5.4% 4.0% 4.1% 6,922
June
2021
5.9% 4.1% 4.2% 7,118

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.