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Economic Trends


Note: Data for all graphs are from the Current Population Survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The interactive charts allow you to highlight values by hovering over the line, highlight areas of the plot to zoom, and double-click to return to the original graph.

Unemployment Rate

Labor Force Participation Rate

Employment Recovery

Note: Chart shows the percentage change in employment from the peak in February 2020 for the U.S. and South Carolina.

Job Openings to Unemployed Ratio

Note: The graph is a measure of labor market tightness that plots how many job openings there are per unemployed worker.

South Carolina Employment Recovery by Sector

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