More than 264,500 South Carolinians were out of work last month. Of those, about 31,200 live in the Charleston region.

MSA* March Feb. Mar. 09

Charleston 9.8% 10.4% 9.0%

Columbia 9.6% 10.1% 8.8%

Florence 12.3% 13.2% 11.8%

Greenville 10.4% 11.1% 9.8%

Myrtle Beach 13.2% 15.2% 12.8%

Spartanburg 12.3% 13.1% 11.6%

South Carolina 12.2% 12.4% 11.1%

*MSA refers to the metropolitan statistical area.