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County’s jobless rate dips

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State, national rates increase

By Jesef Williams

Lancaster County saw a drop in its unemployment rate last month, though state and national numbers went in the opposite direction.

The county’s July jobless rate was 12.7 percent, a drop from the 12.9 percent it posted in June. The county’s July 2011 rate was 13.9.

Last month, of the 30,593 people in Lancaster County’s workforce, 3,874 of them were unemployed, according to figures recently released by the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.


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