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County’s jobless rate sees increase

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By Jesef Williams

Lancaster County’s official unemployment rate saw a slight increase in January, according to the latest data released Monday, March 18, by the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.

The county posted 11.9 percent unemployment in January, compared to 11.6 percent in December 2012.

In January, the county’s official labor force was recorded at 32,486, with 3,877 of those people without a job.

In comparison, the January 2012 jobless rate in Lancaster County was 12.9 percent.


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