Size & Composition – Greenville Area Development Corporation

Workforce Characteristics

Civilian Workforce (2017)1Greenville CountyGreenville MSA *
Labor Force, Annual Average247,136424,193
Employed, Annual Average238,285408,303
Unemployed, Annual Average8,85115,890
Unemployment Rate3.6%3.7%
Working Age Population Distribution (2016)2
15 to 196.4%6.8%
20 to 3420.1%20.0%
35 to 5427.1%26.4%
55 to 6412.4%12.6%
Educational Attainment - Age 25 and Older (2016)
Population, Age 25 and older324,486576,182
High School Diploma (Includes Equivalency)25.3%28.3%
Some College, No Degree19.9%20.4%
Associate's Degree8.8%9.3%
Bachelor's Degree21.1%17.3%
Graduate or Professional Degree11.8%10.0%
High School Diploma or Higher86.9%85.3%
Bachelor Degree or Higher32.9%27.3%

Sources:
1SC Department of Employment and Workforce (SCDEW)
2U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder

Employment by Industry Sector

SectorNAICSGreenville CountyGreenville MSA *
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting11197419
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction2137212
Utilities229091,843
Construction2312,45816,756
Manufacturing31-3329,85257,762
Wholesale Trade4213,47216,385
Retail Trade44-4528,53044,132
Transportation and Warehousing48-498,96812,797
Information516,5337,336
Finance and Insurance5210,46412,258
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing534,2065,012
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services5415,35617,872
Management of Companies and Enterprises554,7295,032
Administrative Support and Support Services and Waste Mgt. and Remediation Services5634,30139,890
Educational Services6115,52929,679
Health Care and Social Assistance6237,36153,303
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation714,7806,314
Accommodation and Food Services7224,52538,118
Other Services (except Public Administration)816,1868,699
Public Administration907,28112,837
Tota, All Jobs10265,611386,655

Source: SC DEW, QCEW 3rd Quarter 2017
* The Greenville Anderson Mauldin MSA is composed of Greenville, Anderson, Pickens and Laurens Counties

Greenville County Labor Shed

As the map and table below shows, Greenville County employers draw workers from a wide area. Over 80 percent of the county’s workforce comes from Greenville or surrounding counties in Upstate South Carolina.

 

Job Counts in Counties Where Greenville’s Workers Live (2015)

StateCountShare
Greenville147,24755.2%
Spartanburg25,0929.4%
Anderson21,2448.0%
Pickens16,7996.3%
Laurens8,1693.1%
Richland4,7011.8%
Oconee4,1721.6%
Lexington3,0021.1%
Charleston2,8471.1%
York2,5250.9%
All Other Counties30,81811.6%
Total All Jobs266,616100.0%

Source: US Census Bureau, Local Employment Dynamics

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