Unemployment Remains Unchanged In SC

Rate holds at 3.9 percent

Ed Jenson
November 17, 2017 - 11:10 am

The October unemployment rate in South Carolina remained unchanged at 3.9 percent..Here in the Upstate, Greenville county had the lowest unemployment at 3.3 percent while Union county was the highest at 5 percent.

The agency also reports a record number of people have jobs in the state. Some 2,234,600 people are employed with about 91,000 unemployed. That number of people looking for work is the lowest recorded since early 2001.

Here are the jobless rates for each county in the Upstate:

Greenville 3.3

Anderson 3.5

Spartanburg 3.6

Pickens 3.6

Oconee 3.8

Greenwood 3.9

Abbeville 4.0

Laurens 4.2

Cherokee 4.4

Union 5.0

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