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South Carolina’s unemployment rate continues to drop

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HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – South Carolina’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is at its lowest level since June 2007, falling from 5.7 percent in September to 5.6 percent, according to the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce. 

Local area non-seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment numbers are as follows: 
•    Myrtle Beach/Conway/N. Myrtle Beach MSA: Down from 159,400 in September 2015 to 155,600 in October 2015. 
•    Florence MSA: Down from 85,300 in September 2015 to 85,200 in October 2015.

The National unemployment rate dropped from 5.1 percent to 5.0 percent. 

Local area unemployment rates by county are as follows:
•    Georgetown County: Up to 2,332 in October 2015 from 1,980 in September 2015.
•    Darlington County: Up to 2,177 in October 2015 from 2,119 in September 2015.
•    Florence County: Up to 4,177 in October 2015 from 4,126 in September 2015.
•    Horry County: Up to 8,725 in October 2015 from 8,415 in September 2015.

For more information, visit the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce website at dew.sc.gov

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