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Statement on June 2017 unemployment rate

by Kristin Coulter | Jul 21, 2017

For Immediate Release

July 21, 2017

DEW Executive Director Cheryl Stanton’s Statement

June 2017 Employment Statement

“South Carolina is working and nearly 46,000 of our citizens obtained jobs in the last year. We need to continue providing our citizens the skills South Carolina businesses require. But we also need to continue to focus on populations that historically have been on the sidelines, such as the disabled, veterans, ex-offenders and youth, to ensure we get more workers into the system,” said Cheryl Stanton, executive director of the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.

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