Workforce Characteristics & Composition

Workforce Characteristics

Civilian Workforce (2017)1

Greenville County

Greenville MSA*

Labor Force, Annual Average

247,136

424,193

Employed, Annual Average

238,285

408,303

Unemployed, Annual Average

 8,851

 15,890

Unemployment Rate

3.6%

3.7%

Working Age Population Distribution (2016)2

15 to 19

6.4%

6.8%

20 to 34

20.1%

20.0%

35 to 54

27.1%

26.4%

55 to 64

12.4%

12.6%

Educational Attainment - Age 25 and Older (2016)

Population, Age 25 and older

324,486

576,182

High School Diploma (Includes Equivalency)

25.3%

28.3%

Some College, No Degree

19.9%

20.4%

Associate's Degree

8.8%

9.3%

Bachelor's Degree

21.1%

17.3%

Graduate or Professional Degree

11.8%

10.0%

High School Diploma or Higher

86.9%

85.3%

Bachelor Degree or Higher

32.9%

27.3%

Sources:

1SC Department of Employment and Workforce (SCDEW)

2U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder

Employment by Industry Sector

Sector

NAICS

Greenville County

Greenville MSA*

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting

11

197

419

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

 21

37

212

Utilities

 22

909

1,843

Construction

 23

12,458

16,756

Manufacturing

 31-33

29,852

57,762

Wholesale Trade

 42

13,472

16,385

Retail Trade

 44-45

28,530

44,132

Transportation and Warehousing

 48-49

8,968

12,797

Information

 51

6,533

7,336

Finance and Insurance

 52

10,464

12,258

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing    

 53

4,206

5,012

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

 54

15,356

17,872

Management of Companies and Enterprises

 55

4,729

5,032

Administrative Support and Support Services and Waste Mgt. and Remediation Services

56

34,301

39,890

Educational Services

 61

15,529

29,679

Health Care and Social Assistance 

 62

37,361

53,303

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

 71

4,780

6,314

Accommodation and Food Services

 72

24,525

38,118

Other Services (except Public Administration)

 81

6,186

8,699

Public Administration

 90

7,281

12,837

Tota, All Jobs

10

265,611

386,655

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)

State

Count

Share

Greenville

147,247

55.2%

Spartanburg

25,092

9.4%

Anderson

21,244

8.0%

Pickens

16,799

6.3%

Laurens

8,169

3.1%

Richland

4,701

1.8%

Oconee

 4,172

 1.6%

Lexington

 3,002

 1.1%

Charleston

 2,847

 1.1%

York

 2,525

 0.9%

All Other Counties

30,818

11.6%

Total All Jobs

266,616

100.0%

Source: US Census Bureau, Local Employment Dynamics