SC's Nov. jobless rate unchanged at 6.7 percent

SC's Nov. jobless rate unchanged at 6.7 percent


Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's unemployment rate remained unchanged in November at 6.7 percent.

The state Department of Employment and Workforce said Friday that the number of South Carolinians working also reached a record high in November of 2.05 million people. The agency says the state added about 5,100 jobs during the month and about 29,000 jobs this year.

But the unemployment rate has slowly risen over most of 2014 as more people start looking for work again or move into the state. The agency estimates there are nearly 2.2 million people who are working or want to work in South Carolina.

Marion County still has the state's highest unemployment rate in November at 11.6 percent. Greenville, Lexington and Saluda counties all have the lowest jobless rates at 5.2 percent.

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