Workforce Characteristics & Composition

Workforce Characteristics

Civilian Workforce

Greenville County

Greenville MSA*

2015 Labor Force, Annual Average

238,204

412,593

2015 Employed, Annual Average

 225,991

390,135

2015 Unemployed, Annual Average

 12,213

 22,458

2015 Unemployment Rate

5.1%

5.4%

Working Age Population Distribution (2015)

15 to 19

6.4%

6.8%

20 to 34

20.3%

20.2%

35 to 54

26.7%

26.0%

55 to 64

12.5%

12.7%

Educational Attainment - Age 25 and Older (2014)

2012 Population, Age 25 and older

311,759

558,820

High School Graduate Only

26.2%

28.8%

Some College, No Degree

20.0%

20.3%

Associates Degree Only

8.5%

8.9%

Bachelor Degree Only

20.4%

16.7%

Graduate or Professional Degree Only

11.1%

9.4%

High School Diploma or Higher

86.4%

84.2%

Bachelor Degree or Higher

31.6%

26.1%

Source: FactFinder OnLine

Employment by Industry Sector

Sector

NAICS

Greenville County

Greenville MSA*

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting

11

177

399

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

 21

29

197

Utilities

 22

911

1,792

Construction

 23

12,504

16,784

Manufacturing

 31-33

29,596

56,450

Wholesale Trade

 42

13,892

16,720

Retail Trade

 44-45

28,413

44,047

Transportation and Warehousing

 48-49

8,151

12,056

Information

 51

6,219

7,147

Finance and Insurance

 52

9,940

11,840

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing    

 53

3,921

4,723

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

 54

15,246

17,638

Management of Companies and Enterprises

 55

4,783

5,147

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

56

34,164

40,518

Educational Services

 61

16,946

31,955

Health Care and Social Assistance 

 62

35,855

51,484

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

 71

4,463

5,912

Accommodation and Food Services

 72

 24,549

37,513

Other Services (except Public Administration)

 81

6,141

8,652

Public Administration

 90

7,269

12,832

Tota, All Jobs

10

263,169

383,806

Source: SC DEW, QCEW 2nd Quarter 2016

* 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 (2014)

State

Count

Share

Greenville

139,865

54.3%

Spartanburg

23,615

9.2%

Anderson

20,455

7.9%

Pickens

16,129

6.3%

Laurens

8,517

3.3%

Richland

4,694

1.8%

Oconee

 3,611

 1.4%

Charleston

 3,363

 1.3%

Lexington

 3,087

 1.2%

York

 2,447

 0.9%

All Other Counties

31,883

12.4%

Total Jobs

257,666

100.0%

Source: US Census Bureau, Local Employment Dynamics