South Carolina Employers Have The 3rd Hardest Time Filling Jobs Of Any State In The Country
Visit any restaurant or store these days and you’re almost guaranteed to see a “hiring” sign. Employers just can’t seem to fill jobs which is good for workers but bad for employers. And if you are an employer in South Carolina chances are you are really noticing this struggle. Our friends at WalletHub recently ranked the “States Where Employers Are Struggling The Most In Hiring”. And the Palmetto State ranked 3rd making it one of the most difficult states to fill open positions in nationwide. The data shows that in the last month in South Carolina the rate of open jobs in the state was 7.10% and for the last twelve months it was 7.7%. This placed South Carolina third on the list behind Alaska and West Virginia.
Top 10 Cities Where Employers Are Struggling To Fill Jobs
- West Virginia
- South Carolina
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
On the opposite end of the spectrum, the easiest states to fill jobs in are New York, New Jersey, and Washington DC in that order. While this is bad news for employers in South Carolina its good news for workers seeking jobs. It’s classic supply in demand and when employers have to compete to land workers, the workers benefit. It should also serve as a reason for employers to take care of the employees they have. However, this can also lead to an increase in prices in an economy that is already overwhelmed by inflation. So you’ll have to decide if you think this is good or bad news.
This data was curated by WalletHub who looked at the rate of job openings in all 50 states and Washington DC over the last month and last twelve months. The latest month was weighted highest a 2/3 of the score while the year rate accounted for 1/3 of the score. You can read the full list and methodology from WalletHub here.