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Like most Palmetto State counties, Lancaster County had a significant increase in its official unemployment rate from November to December 2012.
The S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (SCDEW) released the statistics last week.
Lancaster County’s December jobless rate was 11.6 percent in December – up from 11 percent the month before.
By comparison, the county’s unemployment rate for December 2011 was 12.7 percent.
Last month, 3,600 Lancaster County workers were unemployed, according to official statistics.
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