South Carolina’s unemployment rate dropped to a new low of 4.4 percent in November, the seventh consecutive month of joblessness decline.

The unemployment rate in the Palmetto State is slightly lower than the national rate of 4.6 percent. The state’s workforce grew to 2.2 million and the number of people looking for work declined to about 10,200.

November’s unemployment rate marked a nearly 16-year low, and a 0.3 percentage point drop from the previous month.

“We can also proudly say that more South Carolinians are working than ever before in state history,” said Gov. Nikki Haley in a statement Friday morning.

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