S.C.'s unemployment sees largest drop yet

South Carolina’s unemployment rate fell to 5.7% in February, down 0.7% from January. That's the largest one-month decrease ever recorded since the data series began in 1976.

The number of South Carolinians working increased — rising for the seventh consecutive month, up by 8,435 in February to a historic high of 2,039,455. The estimated number of unemployed persons declined by 13,895, also the largest ever one-month drop, to 124,373. The labor force declined by 5,460 to 2,163,828. Those employed increased by 28,226 since February 2013.

Nationally, the unemployment rate was 6.7 percent in February. 

Here's a full breakdown from the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce: