Pickens County unemployment rate sees big increase in May

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter

COLUMBIA — The unemployment rate in Pickens County saw a big increase during in the latest jobs report released on Tuesday.

The S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) reported that unemployment went up over a full percentage point from 2.8 percent in April to 4 percent in May.

DEW also reported 1,715 county residents were unemployed at the end of April, compared to 2,443

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