The labor force in South Carolina was 2,355,987 in July 2017, up from 2,348,378 in June 2017, and up from 2,327,413 one year ago in July 2016. Employment was 2,253,656 in July 2017, up from 2,249,965 in June 2017, and up from 2,211,721 one year ago in July 2016.