Size & Composition – Greenville Area Development Corporation

Workforce Characteristics

Civilian Workforce (2018)1Greenville CountyGreenville MSA *
Labor Force, Annual Average 247,834424,507
Employed, Annual Average 240,214410,710
Unemployed, Annual Average7,62013,797
Unemployment Rate3.1%3.3%
Working Age Population Distribution (2017)2
15 to 196.2%6.8%
20 to 3420.3%20.0%
35 to 5426.2%25.3%
55 to 6412.6%12.8%
Educational Attainment - Age 25 and Older (2017)
Population, Age 25 and older344,948605,359
High School Diploma (Includes Equivalency)23.8%27.0%
Some College, No Degree20.0%20.3%
Associate's Degree9.9%10.2%
Bachelor's Degree20.9%17.6%
Graduate or Professional Degree13.5%11.1%
High School Diploma or Higher90.3%86.1%
Bachelor Degree or Higher34.5%28.6%

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

Employment by Industry Sector

SectorNAICSGreenville CountyGreenville MSA *
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting11153378
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction2134207
Utilities229001,832
Construction2312,83617,243
Manufacturing31-3329,55657,558
Wholesale Trade4212,82715,573
Retail Trade44-4529,19345,126
Transportation and Warehousing48-499,52713,478
Information516,4237,200
Finance and Insurance5210,54712,295
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing534,2165,014
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services5416,77319,621
Management of Companies and Enterprises555,1305,412
Administrative Support and Support Services and Waste Mgt. and Remediation Services5633,86238,931
Educational Services6117,66533,157
Health Care and Social Assistance6238,10154,251
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation714,4506,058
Accommodation and Food Services7224,89138,593
Other Services (except Public Administration)816,1338,676
Public Administration907,06012,736
Total, All Jobs10270,274393,342

Source: SC DEW, QCEW 1st Quarter 2018
* 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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