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Available jobs increase across the state in April

by Kristin Coulter | May 04, 2018

For Immediate Release

May 3, 2018

There were 61,200 advertised jobs in South Carolina during April increasing by 800 from 60,300 jobs in March, according to the Conference Board’s monthly Help Wanted Online (HWOL) report.

In April 2018, there were 2.63 ads per 100 people in the state’s civilian labor force. Nationally, there are 2.94 ads per 100 civilians in the labor force in April 2018.

“South Carolina businesses are booming. Record numbers of people are working across the state taking advantage of the good paying jobs that our businesses are providing,” said Cheryl Stanton, executive director of the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce. “If anyone is in need of assistance either writing a resume, honing their interviewing skills or searching for a job, contact one of our SC Works centers for help.”

The South Carolina industry with the most job openings is Professional and Related jobs with 20,801and paying an average hourly wage of $30.17. This group is followed by Sales and Office, 12,696, paying on average $16.24 per hour; Production and Transportation, 9,493, paying on average $17.11 per hour; Service, 7,360, paying on average $11.85 per hour; Management and Business, 7,296, paying on average $40 per hour; and Construction and Maintenance, 6,454, paying on average $20.13 per hour.

The February Supply/Demand rate stands at 1.69 unemployed individuals for each advertised vacancy in South Carolina. The national February Supply/Demand rate is 1.37.

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