The labor force in South Carolina was 2,278,680 in February 2016, up from 2,261,147 in January 2016, and up from 2,233,796 one year ago in February 2015. Employment was 2,151,016 in February 2016, up from 2,133,682 in January 2016, and up from 2,086,577 one year ago in February 2015.