South Carolina unemployment has fallen below the national jobless rate for the first time in more than a decade. The Department of Employment and Workforce said Tuesday that the state's unemployed rate for December was 6.6. percent. That marked the state's fourth straight monthly decline.
However...The Sun News reports:
Horry County was just one of three counties in South Carolina that saw its unemployment rate rise from November to December [...] Numbers released Tuesday morning by the state Department of Employment and Workforce showed that Horry posted a 7.8 percent jobless rate in December, up 0.1 point from November but down 3.2 points from December 2012.