Image by Ken Hawkins/Data from Bureau of Labor StatisticsImage by unemployment.jpg Unemployment for South Carolina.
In March, South Carolina observed its highest unemployment rate in recent memory: 11.4%
Online tracking data for South Carolina goes back to 1976 and in no month was the rate equal; coming the closest in January 1983.
Read more stories on this subject in our unemployment topic page.On the upside, the state gained nearly 7,000 jobs in March -- they were mainly focused on the leisure/hospitality and retail industries. Meanwhile manufacturing and construction lost 2,900 and 1,600 jobs, respectively.
In all, South Carolina had 94,000 fewer jobs than a year ago.
The Charleston metro still faired relatively well with a 9.1% unemployment -- it's flabbergasting how that is a good thing.
Below is a table of the most recent results, but for loads more info hop over to the S.C. Employment Security Commission's press release.