April statistics showed 2.1 million people living in South Carolina were employed, breaking a major barrier in the state’s employment records.
The exact figure -- 2,104,590 -- showed an increase of 8,106 employees from March. From January to April, South Carolina citizens entered the labor force at historic levels. Most were able to find work opportunities, proving that the state’s economy has expanded at an ongoing, vigorous rate.
Experts estimate the exact labor force, which includes people who are looking for work and people who are already working, stands at 2,256,118. This is a rise of 9,875 from the previous month. These figures also mark new records for the state.
South Carolina’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is still 6.7 percent, demonstrating that the labor force increased for the 15th month in a row. The original estimate of people without work was 151,528, but it has now increased by 1,769 people since March.
The U.S. unemployment rate fell one-tenth to 5.4 percent.