In October, South Carolina's unemployment rate increased for the sixth straight month to 6.7 percent. Meanwhile, Anderson County's dipped to 5.6% in October from 5.9% in September. Compared to October of last year, the labor force has increased by more than 800 and the number of employed residents has increased by almost 1,300.
Anderson County is tied with Dorchester County for the sixth lowest unemployment rate among all 46 South Carolina counties.
The October unemployment rate ticked up from 6.6 percent in September as the estimated number of unemployed was 146,713, an increase of 2,291 people over the month.
Nationally, the unemployment rate decreased to 5.8 percent in October from 5.9 percent in September.