Lancaster County’s jobless rate in June increased slightly from May to 19.1 percent. That amounts to almost 1 in 5 people here being considered unemployed.
The increase in June was by 0.7 percent, according to the latest figure from the S.C. Employment Security Commission.
The county now has the seventh-highest unemployment rate in South Carolina.
Allendale County had the highest jobless rate in June at 23.5 percent.
Neighboring Chester County had the third-highest jobless rate at 21.9 percent, a 0.7 percent increase from May.