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Spartanburg, South Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Spartanburg fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 3.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the South Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Spartanburg peaked in April 2020 at 13.9% and is now 10.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.1% in August 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Spartanburg 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
Spartanburg 3.1% 0.0 -0.7
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: 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 18,603 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,241 in August 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 45.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Spartanburg 5,286 +45 -1,139

Number of Unemployed Persons

Spartanburg, South Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
South Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Spartanburg
Unemployment Rate
Spartanburg
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 3.2% 3.1% 5,286
August
2022
3.7% 3.1% 3.1% 5,241
July
2022
3.5% 3.2% 3.2% 5,365
June
2022
3.6% 3.2% 3.3% 5,536
May
2022
3.6% 3.3% 3.3% 5,674
April
2022
3.6% 3.3% 3.4% 5,716
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

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.