- Associated Press - Friday, December 22, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina’s unemployment rate inched up slightly last month to 4 percent.

The Department of Employment and Workforce said in a news release Friday that the rate was up 0.1 percentage point from October’s rate of 3.9 percent.

The national unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in November.

South Carolina added nearly 8,000 jobs in last month.

The agency said the manufacturing segment added 3,800 jobs in November.

The leisure and hospitality segment lost about 1,700 jobs in November, compared with October.

Fairfield County had the highest unemployment rate in November at 9.1 percent. Charleston County had the lowest rate at 3.1 percent.

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