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S.C. online job ads climb by 600 in June

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The number of online advertised job vacancies in June increased by 600 positions in South Carolina, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series, released Wednesday.

For the month, 63,400 advertised job vacancies were advertised online, the board reported. Of that amount, approximately 26,200 positions were new ads, the board added in a press release.

The board calculated that the May Supply/Demand rate stands at 1.54 workers for every advertised opening.

Among the Palmetto State’s neighbors, Florida decreased by 7,500 online job ads to 248,300, Georgia decreased 1,600 to 150,300, and North Carolina fell by 2,300 to 138,400.

The S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce recently reported that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in May fell to 4.1%, which was the lowest rate since December 2000. The report added that the number of unemployed workers dropped by 4,932 to a total of 96,526, marking the first time the number of jobless fell below 100,000 since April 2001.

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