Charleston County, SC monthly unemployment update

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January 27, 2023
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Charleston County, SC monthly unemployment update

Stacker compiled statistics about the unemployment rate in Charleston County using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. County and metro unemployment rates are as of November 2022.

Charleston County had a 2.2% unemployment rate in November 2022, marking a 0.7% decrease from a month ago. South Carolina reported a 3.3% unemployment rate in November, which is the 18th lowest in the country. The national unemployment rate last month dropped to 3.5% but is still 0.4% lower than last year.

The unemployment rate in the Charleston, SC metropolitan area was 2.3%, which is 0.1% higher than Charleston County. Charleston has the 114th lowest unemployment out of 887 metro and micro areas surveyed in the country.

Unemployment rates in neighboring counties
#1. Georgetown County, SC: 3.0%
#2. Colleton County, SC: 2.8%
#3. Dorchester County, SC: 2.3%
#4. Charleston County, SC: 2.2%

Counties with the highest unemployment rate in South Carolina
#1. Marlboro County: 7.1%
#2. Allendale County: 5.3%
#3. Bamberg County: 5.0%
#4. Marion County: 4.5%
#4. Orangeburg County: 4.5%

Counties with the lowest unemployment rate in South Carolina
#1. Charleston County: 2.2%
#1. Lexington County: 2.2%
#3. Dorchester County: 2.3%
#3. Greenville County: 2.3%
#3. Newberry County: 2.3%

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