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1 The Economic Outlook for South Carolina and the Santee-Lynches Region May 3, 2012 Rob Salvino Coastal Carolina University

2 S.C. Total Employment (Millions)

3 S.C. Unemployment Rate

4 S.C. Aggregate Wages and Salaries by Sector ($ Millions)

5 S.C. Single Family Permits (number)

6 Santee-Lynches Economic Forecast Presented by: The Santee-Lynches Regional Workforce Investment Board & the BB&T Center at Coastal Carolina University

7 Santee-Lynches Gross Retail Sales ($Billions)

8 Santee-Lynches Net Taxable Sales ($Billions)

9 Santee-Lynches Employment

10 Santee-Lynches Labor Force Labor Force = Number of Employed + Number of Unemployed seeking work

11 Santee-Lynches Unemployment Rate Number of Unemployed seeking work Number of Employed + Number of Unemployed seeking work

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13 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages

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15 Projected Timeline (key mgt. positions) (prod. leads) total here 1,600 total here Wages $33,000 avg. production wage $55,000 avg. overall wage

16 “If real estate is location, location, location, then economic development in the new economy is education, education, education.” Dr. JOHN S. BUTLER Professor, University of Texas

17 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics’ August 2011 U6 Unemployment Rates for adults 25-and-older. U6 Rate measures the total unemployed, plus those employed part-time involuntarily, plus discouraged workers who have at least temporarily given up searching for work. Thus, U6 rates describe the real number of people in the U.S. who are feeling the effects of unemployment. U6 national rates applied to Santee-Lynches Region by COG calculation.

18 Source: Employment Security Commission UI Unique Claimants * Approximately 18.2% of UI claimants during the years didn’t provide educational attainment level on claimant form; therefore their data isn’t included here.

19 Source: SC Dept. of Education’s 8th grade enrollment totals and College Freshman Report. Percentage estimates are likely within 5% margin of error of true rate of cohort entry into postsecondary and the military directly after high school.

20 Santee-Lynches Single Family Permits

21 Santee-Lynches Single Family Permits – Value ($Millions)

22 Santee-Lynches Mfgd/Mobile Homes - Number

23 Santee-Lynches Non-Residential Permits – Number

24 Santee-Lynches Non-Residential Permits – Value ($Millions)

25 Forecast Summary Gross Retail Sales rising because of higher employment, income and inflation. High gas and food prices will still curtail discretionary spending to some extent. Employment improving more in 2012 and ’13, given pent-up demand, industrial expansions and other announcements creating more optimism. Educate and train workforce for 21 st Century jobs. Importance of post-secondary education. Fewer and fewer opportunities for low-skilled workers. Residential Construction still low. Nonresidential Construction improving.

26 Real GDP (Growth Rate)

27 CPI (Inflation Rate)

28 U.S. Unemployment Rate

29 Prime Rate

30 30-Year Mortgage Rate

31 10-Year Treasury Rate

32 3-Month Treasury Rate


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