Unemployment up in SC, down in York, Fairfield counties

Posted July 18, 2013 7:32 pm | Filed under Featured, Local News

South Carolina’s jobless rate was up slightly in June — and York County was one of two counties in the Palmetto State where the jobless rate fell.

The latest figures released Thursday from the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce show the state’s unemployment rate is up slightly to 8.1 percent.

Unemployment was up statewide in all but two counties — York County and Fairfield County.

York County’s jobless rate  fell a half percent to 9.2 percent in June, while Chester and Lancaster county unemployment levels increased to 12.5 percent and 10.8 percent, respectively.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to an error compiling this data, an earlier version of this story indicated York County’s employment rate rose, while unemployment in Chester and Lancaster Counties fell. We regret the error.