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S.C. jobless rate slides for second month

Apr 16, 2010 9:22:00 AM - thestate.com
South Carolina?s unemployment rate slid for a second-straight month in March ? a slight sign of improvement after the worst downturn in 80 years.

In February, South Carolina?s jobless rate and number of unemployed shrank for the first time in two years.

That continued in March as the unemployment rate slid to 12.2 percent, down from a revised 12.4 percent in February and hitting the lowest mark since October.

The last time South Carolina's jobless rate fell two straight months was in March and April 2007.

The number of unemployed fell by 5,687 from 264,452 in February. South Carolina added 15,900 jobs from February to March when not adjusted for seasonal changes.

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