South Carolina's unemployment rate drops sharply in April (updated)

Update May 22:

The Post and Courier has updated their story on the ins and outs of South Carolina's unemployment by shifting the focus onto the Charleston area and the area's impressive 1.1 percent rate drop over the past month.

First reporting:

South Carolina's Department of Employment and Workforce has announced that the unemployment rate has fallen from 12.2 percent in March to 11.6 percent in April.

The overall drop in unemployment is attributed to a reduction in the size of the labor force. Jobs gains were reported in tourist-related area, retail trade, leisure and hospitality, professional and business services and the government.

The Post and Courier has the good word as well as a link to the unemployment data for April.

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