SC’s June Unemployment Rate Estimated At 3.2%

South Carolina’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.2% in June, down from May’s estimate of 3.3%, with the state’s economy adding 76,100 jobs in the last 12 months.

The S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce’s monthly, seasonally adjusted survey of households found the number of South Carolinians increased to 2,326,257, a jump of 4,288 people from May to June 2022 and an increase of 56,048 from the June 2021 estimate. DEW’s estimate of unemployed people dropped to 78,101, a decrease of 1,028 from May and of 19,244 from June 2021.

Nationally, the unemployment rate remained unchanged from May to June at 3.6%.

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