Sunday, January 13, 2013
Unemployment rates declined last month in more than half of the 372 largest U.S. cities, further evidence of steady improvement in the job market.
The Labor Department says rates fell in 201 metro areas. They rose in 116 and were unchanged in 55. The number of cities with unemployment below 7 percent rose to 180 last month, up from 107 a year ago.
Here are unemployment rates in October for states and cities in South Carolina:
Metro Area Unemployment Rates, South Unemployment rates by state and city Figures in percentages
South Carolina (Statewide) 8.2 8.3 9.9
Anderson 8 8 9.4
Charleston-Summerville 6.7 6.8 8.3
Columbia 7.3 7.4 8.6
Florence 9 9.2 10.9
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley 6.8 6.8 8.2
Myrtle Beach-Conway 9.1 8.8 10.9
Spartanburg 8.1 8.3 10
Sumter 9.5 9.5 11.3
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