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SC unemployment up a tick

Jan 25, 2011 9:31:00 AM - thestate.com
South Carolina’s unemployment rate inched up in December as government layoffs grew, ending the year at 10.7 percent.

That’s up one-tenth of a percentage point from November, but it is down significantly from the peak 12.5 percent rate that started 2010, according to the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.

Total employment in December increased by 4,394.

“As the state’s employment level gradually trends upward, we are also seeing more people return to the labor force. While this is encouraging, we remain cautiously optimistic about the state’s continuing recovery,” executive director John Finan said in a statement.

The state lost 1,100 government jobs in December, according to the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce. The seasonal hospitality industry lost 3,900 jobs.

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