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Jobless rates

Unemployment rose in 75 percent of South Carolina's 46 counties last month. Allendale County had the state's highest rate at 23 percent.

Nov. Sept. Nov.

2009 2009 2008

Richland 10.1% 9.7% 7%

Lexington 8.8% 8.6% 5.9%

Kershaw 10.9% 10.5% 7.8%

S.C. 12.3% 12% 8.2%

SOURCE: S.C. Employment Security Commission

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