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S.C. unemployment rate rises slightly

State officials say South Carolina's unemployment rate rose slightly last month.

The South Carolina Employment Security Commission says losses in the manufacturing sector increased the October jobless rate to 5.8 percent.

That's one-tenth of a percent higher than September's rate.

It's still well below South Carolina's 6.6 percent rate this time last year.

National unemployment held steady last month at 4.7 percent.

Marion County had the state's highest unemployment rate at 11 percent.

Lexington County recorded the state's lowest jobless rate at 4.4 percent, unchanged from September and down from 4.8 percent a year ago.

Richland County's rate was 5.4 percent, down from 5.5 percent in September and 5.8 percent a year ago.

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