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SC unemployment steady at 8.1% in July

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By MEG KINNARD
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Unemployment in South Carolina was unchanged in July.

The state Department of Employment and Workforce said Monday that last month's jobless rate was steady at 8.1%. That's a more than a full percentage point lower than this time a year ago.

Non-farm payroll employment in South Carolina was nearly 1.9 million. The department says that's this year's highest level and is 1,700 jobs higher than June.

Professional and business services jobs were up by 3,100 in July. The leisure and hospitality sector added 800 jobs.

National unemployment went down from 7.6% to 7.4% in July.

 

Kinnard can be reached at http://twitter.com/MegKinnardAP

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