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Not in Labor Force: Discouraged Workers for South Carolina (DISCWORKSC)


Q1 2024: 6,800 (+ more)   Updated: Apr 26, 2024 11:02 AM CDT
Q1 2024:  6,800  
Q4 2023:  5,600  
Q3 2023:  5,100  
Q2 2023:  5,100  
Q1 2023:  4,100  
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Persons, 4-Quarter Moving Average,
Not Seasonally Adjusted




Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics  

Release: Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization for States  

Units:  Persons, 4-Quarter Moving Average, Not Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Quarterly


The BLS defines discouraged workers as persons who are not in the labor force, want and are available for work, and had looked for a job sometime in the prior 12 months. They are not counted as unemployed because they had not searched for work in the prior 4 weeks, for the specific reason that they believed no jobs were available to them.

Suggested Citation:

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Not in Labor Force: Discouraged Workers for South Carolina [DISCWORKSC], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/DISCWORKSC, June 14, 2024.


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