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Beaufort County unemployment rate drops to 6.1 percent

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BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) -

The unemployment rate in Beaufort County has dropped.

The county's rate is now 6.1 percent after 418 jobs were added last month. The 0.4 percent decrease is due to seasonal hiring as tourism season begins.

Beaufort has the 5th lowest unemployment rate in South Carolina. The state rate is 8 percent. 

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