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Underemployment

Underemployment is a measure of employed individuals who are either working part-time but preferring a full-time position, working in a non-permanent position but preferring a permanent job, or “overqualified” for their current position due to factors like training, , pay scale, and job satisfaction. The dashboard shows the number of people who are underemployed by sector in each of the four counties.


Data Notes
Definition Underemployment:  A measure of employed individuals who are either working part-time but preferring a full-time position, working in a non-permanent position but preferring a permanent job, or “overqualified” for their current position due to factors like training, education, pay scale, and job satisfaction. Underemployment is a critical measure in quantifying the real, available workforce, especially for new and expanding firms in a community as they ramp-up operations.
Data Source S.C. Power Team, Labor Study
Last Updated May 2024