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S.C. jobless rate tumbles to 11%

Jun 18, 2010 9:36:00 AM - thestate.com
South Carolina's unemployment rate continues to fall in 2010.

The statewide jobless rate slid to 11 percent in May, down from a revised 11.5 percent in April, according to data from the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce released today.

It was the fourth straight monthly drop since reaching an all-time high record of 12.5 percent set in January. The May jobless rate was the lowest in 15 months.

The number of unemployed fell by 11,000 in May.

South Carolina also continued adding jobs.

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