While South Carolina’s jobless rate increased last month, the state workforce agency says employers are still offering a record number of jobs.
In its most recent seasonally-adjusted unemployment release, the Department of Employment and Workforce reported 2.113 million jobs in January. That’s up more than 3,000 jobs from the previous month. However, the state’s unemployment rate ticked up to 4.3 percent from a revised 4.2 percent during that same time.
“We are seeing our business payrolls continue to increase and that means they are adding jobs and where we’re at, a record level of over 2,113,000 jobs in the state of South Carolina now,” DEW spokesman Bob Bouyea said.
“A lot of its manufacturing,” he said. “Manufacturing saw increases. So did the trades and transportation and utility sector. Those were the two largest areas that had job growth.” [Read more…]