South Carolina unemployment rate drops in April

South Carolina's Unemployment rate dropped to the lowest rate since June 2001 according to the Department of Employment and Workforce.

The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 5.3% in April down from March's rate of 5.5%.

Nationally, the unemployment rate fell by 0.4 percentage points to 6.3 percent in April.

Marion County had the highest unemployment rate in the state at 9.5%, but that was down from 10.4% in March.

All counties in the state saw a drop.

Here's how the rest of the counties in our area performed.

  • Marlboro 8%

  • Dillon 7.9%

  • Florence 6%

  • Darlington 5.8%

  • Horry 5.5%

  • Georgetown 5.3%

Two counties tied for the lowest unemployment rate. Saluda and Lexington were both at 3.9%.