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Economic Indicators

The following indicators give a sense or understanding of how well South Carolina’s economy is performing. In brief, the significance or relevance of the indicator is included. All data are comparable to other states and historical data are available. Select state rankings are also provided.  Additionally, the data sources are indicated via hyperlink for each indicator where appropriate.  In other cases, sources are simply referenced. Suggested readings are indicated to explain the technical definitions, use, limitations, etc. of the data.

 

South Carolina Indicators Project

Economic Indicators

At-a-Glance

 

Indicators

SC Rank (1=highest)

Data

1. Annual Average Unemployment Rate (Civilian Labor Force)

4

YR 2009:  11.4%

 

2. Per Capita Personal Income (Current Dollars)

45

YR 2010: $33,163

3. Poverty Rate (3-Year Average)

15

YRS 2006-08: 13.4%

 

4. Median Household Income (3-Year Average)

42

YRS 2007-09: $42,945

5. Average Annual Pay

42

YR 2009: $36,764

 

Rev. 04.13.2011