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October 2017 SC Unemployment Rates

South Carolina's Employment Situation October 2017
Employment Level Sets Another Record

The number of individuals working across the state set a new record in October, and the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.9 percent for the month. Over the past five months, the state's unemployment rate has remained in the 3.9 to 4 percent range, levels not seen in nearly 17 years.

The number of employed increased by 1,830 to 2,234,600 people, while unemployment declined by 251 to 91,091, the fewest unemployed since February 2001. The state's labor force increased by 1,579 to 2,325,691 people.

Since October of 2016, employment has grown by 38,453, while unemployment decreased by 10,681. This has increased the labor force by 27,772.

Nationally, the unemployment rate edged down to 4.1 percent in October from 4.2 percent in September.

Unemployment Rates Ranked By County (unadjusted)
Rank County October
2017
September
2017
October
2016
1 Fairfield 9.4 8.0 6.3
2 Bamberg 7.0 6.3 9.2
3 Orangeburg 7.0 6.2 9.4
4 Marion 6.4 5.9 8.6
5 Allendale 6.3 6.8 8.0
6 Marlboro 5.9 5.8 7.7
7 Williamsburg 5.5 5.5 7.0
8 Barnwell 5.4 5.2 6.5
9 Chester 5.4 5.3 6.2
10 Lee 5.4 5.6 5.9
11 Clarendon 5.2 5.1 5.8
12 Calhoun 5.1 4.7 6.2
13 Dillon 5.1 4.9 6.3
14 Union 5.0 5.0 5.0
15 Darlington 4.9 4.8 5.6
16 Georgetown 4.8 4.6 5.8
17 Sumter 4.8 4.8 5.3
18 Cherokee 4.4 4.3 5.2
19 Colleton 4.4 4.3 4.9
20 Horry 4.4 4.1 5.1
21 Florence 4.3 4.1 4.7
22 Lancaster 4.3 4.3 4.8
23 Edgefield 4.2 4.1 5.1
24 Kershaw 4.2 4.1 4.8
25 Laurens 4.2 4.0 4.5
26 Newberry 4.1 4.0 3.8
27 Abbeville 4.0 4.0 4.8
28 Hampton 4.0 4.0 5.0
29 McCormick 4.0 4.1 5.0
30 Richland 4.0 3.9 4.3
31 Greenwood 3.9 4.0 4.7
32 Beaufort 3.8 3.7 4.5
33 Chesterfield 3.8 4.0 4.3
34 Oconee 3.8 3.9 4.4
35 Aiken 3.7 3.7 4.4
36 Pickens 3.6 3.6 4.3
37 Saluda 3.6 3.6 4.0
38 Spartanburg 3.6 3.5 4.2
39 York 3.6 3.6 4.1
40 Anderson 3.5 3.5 4.1
41 Dorchester 3.5 3.4 4.1
42 Berkeley 3.4 3.5 4.0
43 Jasper 3.4 3.3 4.0
44 Lexington 3.4 3.4 3.7
45 Greenville 3.3 3.3 3.8
46 Charleston 3.1 3.1 3.6

Source: www.sces.org, November, 2017

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