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Statement on September 2017 unemployment rate

Fri, 10/20/2017

DEW Executive Director Cheryl Stanton’s Statement

September 2017 Employment Statement

“South Carolina businesses are growing and providing opportunities for her residents. While there are more people working today than any time in the state’s history and participating in the robust economy, there are still people who want to work but who may have a barrier to employment. The agency is working with these individuals, whether they are homeless, veterans, ex-offenders or others, to help them overcome those barriers to be productive citizens,” said Cheryl Stanton, executive director of the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.


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The S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) is putting South Carolinians to work. The agency invests in building a pipeline of quality workers, matches workers with jobs, and is a bridge for individuals who find themselves out of work for no fault of their own. This promotes financial stability and economic prosperity for employers, individuals and communities. DEW is dedicated to advancing South Carolina through services that meet the needs of the state’s businesses, jobseekers and those looking to advance their careers.