Approximately 109,700 workers could be defined as underemployed: those individuals who would take a better job if offered by a new or existing employer and who possess the skills, education, and experience to qualify them for a better job. Workers from this relatively low earnings group are among the first to respond to more rewarding job opportunities and are a valuable source of experienced, recruitable workers to new and expanding business and industry.

Available Pickens County Workforce: Underemployed / Unemployed

Location  Category Number of Potential Workers 
Pickens County Labor Draw Area  Underemployed  109,70
Pickens County Labor Draw Area  Unemployed 49,600 
Pickens County Labor Draw Area  Considering Re-entering the Workforce  14,700 
Area Totals All 174,000 

Source: The Pathfinders Workforce Report, 2009
South Carolina Employment and Security Commission, 2009

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