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      Marion County leads the state in February unemployment

      The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce has released the county unemployment figures for February.

      The statewide figure was released in March but due to a computer upgrade, the county numbers weren't available until now.

      Marion County has the highest unemployment rate in the state at 20.2%. This is a decrease of .8% over January.

      Marlboro County's unemployment rate in February dropped 1.3% to 17.4%.

      Dillon's unemployment rate also dropped slightly to 15%.

      In Horry County in January, the unemployment rate was 13.3%. It improved slightly to 12.9% in February.

      Georgetown County's unemployment was almost flat, dropping just on-tenth of a percent to 12%.

      Darlington County saw a slight improvement to 11.2%

      In Florence, the rate was flat from January to February, sitting at 11%.

      Statewide, the unemployment rate was 10.2% in February. The state saw its sixth consecutive decrease.

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