Aiken County, SC monthly unemployment update

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June 28, 2023
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Aiken County, SC monthly unemployment update

Stacker compiled statistics about the unemployment rate in Aiken County using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. County and metro unemployment rates are as of April 2023.

Aiken County had a 2.4% unemployment rate in April 2023, marking a 0.9 percentage point decrease from a month ago. South Carolina reported a 3.1% unemployment rate in May, which is the 24th lowest in the country. The national unemployment rate last month rose to 3.7% but is still 0.1 percentage points higher than last year.

The unemployment rate in the Augusta, GA metropolitan area was 3.1%, which is 0.7 percentage points higher than Aiken County. Augusta has the 369th highest unemployment out of 887 metro and micro areas surveyed in the country.

Counties with the highest unemployment rate in South Carolina
#1. Marlboro County: 6.8%
#2. Cherokee County: 4.8%
#3. Allendale County: 4.0%
#3. Bamberg County: 4.0%
#5. Dillon County: 3.9%

Counties with the lowest unemployment rate in South Carolina
#1. Charleston County: 2.0%
#1. Dorchester County: 2.0%
#1. Jasper County: 2.0%
#1. Lexington County: 2.0%
#5. Newberry County: 2.1%

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