Jobless rate climbs in NC, holds steady in SC

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - South Carolina's unemployment rate held steady in May while North Carolina’s rate climbed slightly.

The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce said the rate is still at 5.3 percent -- its lowest level in the past 13 years.

The updated numbers are out the same week South Carolina announced 7,000 jobs are coming to Chester and York counties.

GiTi tire, The Lash Group and LPL Financial will invest $800 million in the state.

In North Carolina, the jobless rate went up slightly. It's now at 6.4 percent -- up from 6.2 percent in April.

The state added 19,000 jobs but that could not offset the number of people who lost their jobs.

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