Unemployment Rate Up Slightly

Rate at 4.1 percent

Ed Jenson
January 23, 2018 - 10:36 am

The unemployment rate in South Carolina rose slightly in December.

The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce reports the December jobless rate was 4.1 percent. That’s one-tenth of one percentage point higher than the 4 percent posted in November.

The number of people working in the state decreased by more than 5,000 to 2,227,542. The report says the number of unemployed individuals increased by 3,708 to 96,434.

Here are the latest unemployment numbers in the Upstate:

Greenville 3.6

Spartanburg 3.9

Anderson 3.9

Pickens 4.1

Oconee 4.1

Greenwood 4.3

Laurens 4.4

Abbeville 4.4

Cherokee 4.8

Union 5.4

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