MYRTLE BEACH — Unemployment in Horry County began its seasonal climb in August, rising to 8 percent from 7.6 percent in July, according to figures released Friday morning by the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.
Georgetown County also saw an increase, from 7.8 percent in July to 8.1 percent in August.
The August rates in both counties were better than a year ago, when Horry registered 9 percent unemployment and Georgetown clocked in at 9.1 percent.
The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment was 8.1 percent in August, the same as July. The national unemployment rate dropped to 7.3 percent from 7.4 percent in July.
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Contact STEVE JONES at 444-1765.