South Carolina Employment numbers for May 2011 have been released which show the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the state increased from 9.8 percent in April to 10.0 percent in May.
South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce Executive Director John Finan says while “there was a slight uptick in the unemployment rate, the number of people who found employment has increased steadily for eight of the last nine months, and since May 2010, the estimated percentage of unemployed persons has declined by approximately 10.4 percent.”
A slight uptick in unemployment is said to be typical for this time of year as college and high school graduates enter the labor pool, and more people seek seasonal work in tourism-related areas.
Hospitality enjoyed the largest increase, adding about 6,600 jobs. SC DEW release