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%.