No change in the jobless rate

September 20, 2013

The Oconee County jobless rate in August remained unchanged at 8.8%. So did the state’s percentage of 8.1% which held for both July and August. According to the Department of Employment and Workforce, unemployment has shown little movement since April. In August, the number of Oconeeans employed was pegged at 28, 926, while 28-hundred were registered as out of work and looking to get back. The county with the highest unemployment rate remained Marion County at 15.1%. Once again, Lexington, at 6.5%, is the lowest. The jobless rates applied to Oconee’s South Carolina neighboring counties were 7.4% in Pickens County and 7.8% in Anderson.

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