During the period 1850-1900, when the population increased 145%, the average number of wage-earners lingto'?
The average number of wage-earners employed in establishments conducted under the factory system alone was 13.7% greater in 1905 than in 1900.
The number of factories in South Carolina in 1900 was 1369, in 1905, 1399 1; the amount of capital invested in such establishments was $62,750,027 in 1900, and in 1905 $113,422,224; the value of products in 1900 was $53,335,811; in 1905, $79,376,262; and the average number of wage earners in 1 The special census of 1905 was confined to manufactures under the factory system, and the statistics above for 1900 have been reduced to the same standard to make them comparable with the statistics for 1905.
Together they give employment to about 80% of the wage-earners of the city.
In 1905 the city's factory products were valued at $14,349,963, and in this year the railway shops gave employment to 83.7% of all wage-earners employed in manufacturing establishments.