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Anderson County Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.3 Percent

Anderson County saw the jobless rate fall to 3.3 percent in April, while South Carolina's unemployment rate fell slightly as the number of people working in the state has risen.

In Anderson County, the rate is down from 3.8 percen in March. With a workforce of 89,415, 86,447 were employed in April, leaving 2,968 unemployed. The county remains tied for the sixth lowest unemploymentn rate among the state's 46 counties.

The Department of Employment and Workforce reported Friday that South Carolina's unemployment rate in Aprl was 4.4 percent, down from 4.5 percent in March. Employment went up more than 10,000, to more than 2.2. million people.

The state agency reported 2.2 million South Carolinians were working in April - nearly 4,000 more than in March. The state's labor force grew by almost 1,900, to more than 2.3 million people.

The leisure and hospitality industry saw the biggest month-to-month gain of 2,000 jobs, followed by 900 government jobs and 700 construction jobs.

Nationally, the unemployment rate reflected the numbers in South Carolina, edging lower to 4.4 percent in April from 4.5 percent in March.

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