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Leading Indicators are the most robust measures of the status of Economy.

Job Growth Indicators

Income Indicators

Employment Indicators


Secondary Indicators are other measures of Economy, variables that have a direct impact on Economy, are tangentially reflective of the state of Economy, or derive from the Leading Indicators.

Secondary Indicators


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Job Growth Indicators

Total Employment by Sector, Spartanburg County

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Estimated Employment in Upstate SC, 2008 & 2018


2008 2018 % change Average Salary
Veterinary Technologists and  Technicians  67 95 42%  $     24,868.00 
Physical Therapist Assistants 86 121 41%  $     49,089.00 
Health Technologists and  Technicians, other 55 77 40%  $     24,524.00 
Pharmacy Technicians 468 651 39%  $     26,265.00 
Dental Assistants  244 337 38%  $     58,789.00 
Networks systems and data  communications Analysts 92 127 38%  $     58,789.00 
Dental Hygienists  259 356 37%  $     53,963.00 
Paralegals and legal  Assistants 188 251 34%  $     35,245.00 
Veterinarians  30 40 33%  $     95,774.00 
Physical Therapists 310 408 32%  $     71,871.00 
Surveyors  16 21 31%  $     44,511.00 
Medical assistants 360 473 31%  $     27,338.00 
Dietetic Technicians  41 53 29%  $     23,031.00 
Carpenters 933 1199 29%  $     27,933.00 
Veterinary Assistants and  Laboratory Caretakers 40 51 28%  $     20,539.00 
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics  Instructors 327 418 28%  $     26,780.00 
Market Research Analysts  42 53 26%  $     57,829.00 
Insurance Sales Agents 438 548 25%  $     40,530.00 
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers  192 239 24%  $     17,791.00 
Nursing Aide, Orderlies, and  Attendants 1782 2213 24%  $     22,133.00 

Income Indicators

One-Year Income Estimates, 2011


Spartanburg Greenville Charleston SC US
Per Capita Income  $  21,609.00   $  25,326.00   $  27,829.00   $  22,598.00   $  26,708.00 
Median Household Income  $  40,167.00   $  48,586.00   $  50,510.00   $  42,367.00   $  50,502.00 
Mean Household Income  $  55,656.00   $  64,401.00   $  66,432.00   $  57,552.00   $  69,821.00 
Median Family Income  $  50,470.00   $  59,361.00   $  62,654.00   $  52,240.00   $  61,455.00 
Mean Family Income  $  65,477.00   $  75,462.00   $  83,023.00   $  67,326.00   $  81,375.00 
Median worker earnings (age  16+)  $  29,809.00   $  31,331.00   $  30,955.00   $  29,209.00   $  32,096.00 

Median Household Income and Median Family Income, 2013

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Spartanburg Households by Income

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Wages by Occupational Sector, Spartanburg County, 2011

Occupations Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual
Management  $39.72  $46.06  $95,800 
Business and Financial Operations $25.10  $28.19  $58,640 
Computer and Mathematical  $27.82  $28.54  $59,360 
Architecture and Engineering $30.26  $30.80  $64,070 
Life, Physical &  Social Science  $20.42  $25.39  $52,820 
Community and Social Service $17.36  $19.70  $40,970 
Legal  $22.36  $31.57  $65,660 
Education, Training and Library $23.12  $24.23  $50,390 
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports &  Media  $19.75  $20.72  $43,090 
Healthcare Practitioners and technical $23.84  $31.25  $65,010 
Healthcare Support  $11.12  $11.93  $24,820 
Protective Service $13.41  $14.02  $29,170 
Food Preparation &  Serving Related  $8.68  $9.26  $19,270 
Building and Grounds Cleaning and  Maintenance $9.66  $10.61  $22,070 
Personal Care & Service  $9.03  $10.90  $22,670 
Sales and Related $10.27  $14.98  $31,170 
Office & Administrative Support  $13.63  $14.82  $30,830 
Farming, Fishing and Forestry $11.05  $10.97  $22,820 
Construction & Extraction  $15.40  $16.47  $34,260 
Installation, Maintenance and Repair $18.79  $19.34  $40,230 
Production  $17.13  $18.19  $37,840 
Transportation and Material Moving $12.77  $14.33  $29,810 
All Occupations $14.93 $18.65 $38,790

Per Capita Real GDP by Metropolitan Statistical Area

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Employment Indicators

Spartanburg County Labor Force, Feb-July 2011


Feb Mar Apr May June July
Civilian Labor Force 133.5 133.4 133 134.2 135.3 134.7
- Employed 120.9 121.9 121.7 121.6 121.3 121.1
- Unemployed 12.6 11.5 11.3 12.6 13.9 13.6
Unemployment Rate 9.4 8.6 8.5 9.4 10.3 10.1

Average Annual Unemployment Rates,

Secondary Indicators

Poverty Measures, 2013

 

Spartanburg

Greenville

Richland

Charleston

SC

US

Residents below poverty

19.1%

16.6%

18.6%

17.4%

18.6%

15.8%

   - White

15.5%

13.0%

11.0%

12.6%

13.5%

13.0%

   - Black

27.1%

28.3%

25.1%

28.6%

29.9%

27.6%

   - Hispanic (any race)

31.4%

38.3%

19.8%

42.2%

29.8%

24.8%

   - Male

14.9%

14.3%

17.3%

15.6%

16.8%

14.5%

   - Female

22.9%

18.8%

19.7%

19.1%

20.2%

17.1%

Children Below Poverty

28.5%

26.8%

24.3%

25.3%

27.5%

22.2%

Families Below Poverty

14.8%

12.9%

13.8%

12.8%

14.1%

11.6%

   - with children under 18 

24.3%

21.2%

21.2%

21.0%

22.9%

18.5%

   - married couple families

9.5%

8.3%

6.2%

8.1%

9.8%

8.5%

   - female householder 

46.3%

53.6%

46.0%

24.4%

46.8%

41.0%

Residents & Children in Poverty, Annual Percentages Trend

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Gross Retail Sailes by Fiscal Year (in Thousands of $)

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Howmeownership Rates

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Building Permits per Capita - Number

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Building Permits per Capita - Percent per Population

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Home Sales Volume & Price by Metropolitan Statistical Area


Indicator July 2011 July 2012
Charleston Sales Volume  841 967
Median Price (000’s)  $180  $206 
Columbia Sales Volume 617 708
Median Price (000’s) $143  $142 
Florence Sales Volume  120 136
Median Price (000’s)  $130  $128 
Greenville Sales Volume 646 736
Median Price (000’s) $153  $155 
Myrtle Beach Sales Volume  633 723
Median Price (000’s)  $140  $137 
Spartanburg Sales Volume 231 289
Median Price (000’s) $125  $121 
South Carolina Sales Volume  4,110 4,840
Median Price (000’s)  $150.00  $156.00 

Total Firms & Business Establishments, Spartanburg County with Comparison Data


Spartanburg Greenville Richland Charleston SC
Private, Non-Farm Establishments, 2010 6,338 12,072 9,066 11,621 102,045
Firms, 2007 21,534 42,400 27,370 38,458 360,397
-  % Black Owned 7.1% 7.8% 23.15% 9.9% 12.1%
-  % Woman Owned 25.6% 26.4% 27.5% 27.3% 27.6%

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