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Lee County Unemployment Rates

Year # Employed # Unemployed Unemployment Rate
2013 7,259 753 9.4%
2012 7,147 943 11.7%
2011 7,092 1,106 13.5%
2010 7,231 1,141 13.6%
2009 7,287 1,234 14.5%
2008 7,375 752 9.3%
2007 7,493 655 8.0%
2006 7,562 791 9.5%

Source: Source: SC Dept. of Employment and Workforce, 2014

 

Sumter County Unemployment Rates

Year # Employed # Unemployed Unemployment Rate
2013 40,575 3,811 8.6%
2012 40,509 4,572 10.1%
2011 40,194 5,179 11.4%
2010 39,914 5,439 12.0%
2009 39,330 5,610 12.5%
2008 40,176 3,594 8.2%
2007 41,561 3,104 6.9%
2006 42,199 3,520 7.7%

Source: SC Dept. of Employment and Workforce, 2014

 

Employment By Industry (Combined)

Industry # Employed
Accomodation & Food Service 3,278
Admin. and Support/Waste Mgmt. 2,227
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting 326
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation 298
Construction 2,139
Educational Services 3,596
Finance and Insurance 831
Health Care & Social Assistance 6,409
Information 269
Management of Companies & Enterprises 172
Manufacturing 6,815
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,136
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 1,217
Public Administration 3,355
Real Estate and Rental & Leasing 266
Retail Trade 4,687
Transportation & Warehousing 878
Utilities 103
Wholesale Trade 778

Source: SC Dept. of Employment and Workforce, 2014

 

Average Wages by Industry

Industry Lee County Wage Sumter County Wage
Accomodation & Food Service $10,660 $12,480
Admin. & Support/Waste Mgmt. $40,404 $24,076
Agriculture, Forestry, Hunting & Fishing $24,700 $23,088
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation   $13,396
Construction $38,272 $45,448
Educational Services   $33,956
Finance & Health Insurance $30,212 $45,188
Health Care & Social Assistance $38,584 $33,280
Information   $41,600
Management of Companies & Enterprises   $71,292
Manufacturing $58,900 $43,472
Other Services (except Public Administration) $10,452 $27,924
Professional, Scientific & Technical Services $21,944 $52,572
Public Administration $33,904 $49,244
Real Estate & Rental Leasing $15,288 $28,340
Retail Trade $20,280 $22,100
Transportation & Warehouseing $32,112 $41,020
Utilities   $64,896
Wholesale Trade $33,592 $44,252

Source: SC Dept. of Employment and Workforce, 2014

 

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