SC Unemployment Claims Fall for Second Straight Week

The amount of first-time unemployment claims in South Carolina is down for a second straight week. For the week ending Saturday, the Department of Employment and Workforce received 1,455 first-time unemployment claims, 46 fewer than last week, the agency said. That represented a 3% decrease from the prior week’s 1,501.

Greenville County recorded the highest number of initial claims, 151. Richland County had the second-highest weekly count with 144, while Spartanburg County was third with 94.

For more information on how Florence County unemployment claims stack up, click here.