DEW Executive Director's Statement April 2019

by Kristin Coulter | May 17, 2019

For Immediate Release
May 17, 2019

DEW Executive Director Dan Ellzey’s Statement

April 2019 Employment Situation

“South Carolina is enjoying unprecedented employment growth. I am excited to see the number of individuals working continue to reach new levels as employers hire their workforce,” said Dan Ellzey, executive director of the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce. “From January 1, 2019 to April 30, 2019, approximately 21,000 individuals have found employment. At the same time, we have more people entering the labor force and looking for jobs. While this will push up the unemployment rate, it is actually a good thing in that it will allow the opportunity to match these people with jobs and fill many open positions.”



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