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Industry information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program.


Top Industries in South Carolina

Industry Employees
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 184,725
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 77,894
Employment Services 75,587
Executive, Legislative, and Other General Government Support 55,980
Offices of Physicians 43,449
Grocery Stores 42,031
General Merchandise Stores, including Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters 41,891
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 38,280
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 37,223
Building Equipment Contractors 31,545
Traveler Accommodation 30,369
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 24,787
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 23,133
Management of Companies and Enterprises 22,180
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 21,994
Warehousing and Storage 21,988
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 20,650
Depository Credit Intermediation 20,082
Individual and Family Services 19,949
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 19,901