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Statement on January 2017 unemployment rate

by Kristin Coulter | Mar 13, 2017

DEW Executive Director Cheryl Stanton’s Statement

January 2017 Employment Statement

“It is encouraging to see nearly 10,000 people find work in January, setting a new employment record in the state. The economy in South Carolina is strong, and more and more people are feeling optimistic and are entering the job market to take advantage of the opportunities presented by employers that have decided to grow their businesses here,” said Cheryl Stanton, executive director of the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.

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