Back to List

South Carolina Unemployment Rate Drops

July 22, 2015 - Posted in Local by V. Ortiz

The unemployment rate for the State of South Carolina dropped slightly last month, after increasing a bit in May, the Department of Employment and Workforce said on Tuesday.

According to, the unemployment rate was 6.6 percent in June, compared to 6.8 percent in May. Nationwide, the unemployment rate for June was 5.3 percent.

The employment increased in June with 2,112,034 people working, and the number of people without jobs dropped about 4,400 since May.

Leisure and hospitality, and transportation and utilities had the biggest increase in June, adding 4,000 and 3,800 jobs respectively.

The lowest unemployment rate presented in the state was 5.5 percent in Charleston County, followed by Lexington County with 5.6 percent and Greenville County with an unemployment rate of 5.7 percent.

You can find the complete report from the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce here.



Facebook comments

Related Posts

As the water temperature gets warmer during the spring months, crabs begin molting their old exoskeleton and remain “soft” until their shells begin to harden over the coming...

Farm to Table events are growing in popularity and for our featured segment, "Making It Grow" highlights the upcoming Sumter Rotary Farm to Table event.