CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – South Carolina is seeing a record increase in unemployment due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Statistics from the Department of Employment and Workforce show April’s jobless rate hitting 12.1%.
In March, the percentage was a little over 3%.
This is the largest jump from one month to the next since the state began keeping records in 1976.
South Carolina’s unemployment rate remains below the national average of 14.7%.