County unemployment rate increases slightly

COLUMBIA — The unemployment rate in Pickens County went up slightly during the month of January, state officials said in a jobs report released earlier this month.

The S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) reported that unemployment rose two tenths of a percentage point from 2.9 percent in December to 3.1 percent in January. DEW also reported 1,665 county residents were unemployed at the end of October, compared to 1,804 county residents unemployed at the end of

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