Statement on December 2016 unemployment rate

by Kristin Coulter | Jan 23, 2017

For Immediate Release
January 23, 2016


DEW Executive Director Cheryl Stanton’s Statement

December 2016 Employment Statement

“As businesses keep expanding and moving to South Carolina, there is more and more demand for our state’s most valuable resource – our people. Opportunities abound for those who seek them as our unemployment rate continues to fall to levels not experienced in 16 years,” said Cheryl Stanton, executive director of the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce. “It is exciting to see the record number of people entering the workforce. But we can’t rest, we must continue focusing our efforts on helping the 99,000 unemployed find work.”  


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