SC jobless rate falls to 6.6 percent

College of Charleston economist Frank Hefner cautioned that while the unemployment rate is good, it is a bit deflated by seasonal adjustments and folks giving up on finding jobs.

Hefner added that despite the caveats, 6.6 percent “is a great number. We’re still chugging along.” And he noted that the 1.9 percent growth rate “is not fantastic, but not bad for the state of South Carolina on the average. It would be nice to see more people entering the job market.”

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