picked Greenville County as the fourth best place in South Carolin for job seekers.  Factors nerdwallet considered include:

  1. Is the county growing?
  2. Can you afford to live in the county comfortably?
  3. Are most people employed?

nerdwallet cited Greenville’s growth rate of 3.9 percent, a median household income of $48,518, and a 6.8 percent unemployment rate as factors in the county’s ranking.

In the top 10 were four counties in the Upstate including Pickens (8th), Oconee (9th), and Anderson (10th).

The top 10 counties in South Carolina for job seekers are:

  1. Lexington County
  2. Beaufort County
  3. Kershaw County
  4. Greenville County
  5. Richland County
  6. York County
  7. Aiken County
  8. Pickens County
  9. Oconee County
  10. Anderson County

A combination of a higher average income, lower monthly housing cost, and lower unemployment rate pushed Lexington County into the top spot.

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