SC’s July Employment Situation

Unemployment Rate Declines Again, Employment is up Over 59,000 Since a Year Ago

South Carolina’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased for the second consecutive month from 6.6 percent in June to 6.4 percent in July, which matches the unemployment rate from July 2014.

Employment levels from June to July declined by a modest 655 to 2,110,719. The number of unemployed individuals decreased in the last month by 5,284 to 143,447 and the labor force declined by 5,939 to 2,254,166.

From July 2014 to July 2015, the state’s employment level has increased by 59,672 and the number of unemployed has increased by 3,806. Over the year, the labor force has grown by 63,478 people.

Nationally, the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.3 percent.

Read the full employment report here.