South Carolina Economy

South Carolina Unemployment

State unemployment is displayed in the following table. The unemployment rate state wide is 9.3%. This rate is worse than the 7.9% national average.

Unemployment State USA
Unemployment Rate
9.3%
7.9%
National

South Carolina Median Income by Race

Median income by race is displayed below. White people make $29,857 on average, this is the highest paid group. The Two or more races segment is paid the least, getting $18,229 on average.

Race State USA
White
$29,857
$31,133
National Average
Asian
$26,648
$34,418
National Average
American Indian and Alaska Native
$22,261
$21,510
National Average
Black or African American
$20,832
$25,062
National Average
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
$18,898
$26,563
National Average
Hispanic
$18,369
$21,505
National Average
Two or more races
$18,229
$22,664
National Average

South Carolina Median Household Income by Age

The following table continues the state's median income by age. The age range that has the highest income in South Carolina is < 25.

Age State USA
< 25
$23,327
$26,465
National Average
25 - 44
$48,181
$57,132
National Average
45 - 64
$52,047
$63,398
National Average
> 64
$31,454
$33,906
National Average

South Carolina Median Worker Income

Individual median worker income is displayed in the following table. The state's median individual worker income is $26,226. This income level is worse than the $29,701 national average.

Worker Type State USA
Male
$31,323
$35,201
National Average
Female
$21,709
$24,139
National Average
Median Household Income
$43,939
$51,914
National Average

South Carolina Household Income Other than Earnings

The following table has information for South Carolina household income, other than earnings. The highest other earnings is Retirement Income, which is $20,272. For the state, social security is $15,366 of an household's other annually income.

Income Type State USA
Retirement Income
$20,272
$21,489
National Average
Social Security Income
$15,366
$15,495
National Average
Interest, Dividends, or Net Rental Income
$14,705
$15,308
National Average
Public Assistance Income
$2,951
$3,553
National Average

Top South Carolina Occupations

Browse the table below to see popular occupations in South Carolina. The largest occupations are listed first.

Occupation State USA
Sales and office occupations
25.3%
25.4%
National Average
Service occupations
17.2%
17.1%
National Average
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
14.9%
12.4%
National Average
Management, business, and financial occupations
12.5%
14.3%
National Average
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations
10.8%
9.8%
National Average
Education, legal, community service, arts, and media occupations
9.9%
10.6%
National Average
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations
5.4%
5.2%
National Average
Computer, engineering, and science occupations
4.0%
5.2%
National Average
Notes
  • State rating based on comparing South Carolina to other U.S. states.
  • All ratings are segmented into quintiles (very low, low, average, high, very high).
  • Data provided by the 2010 U.S. Census.
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