Statement on the February 2017 unemployment rate

by Kristin Coulter | Mar 24, 2017

For Immediate Release

March 24, 2017

DEW Executive Director Cheryl Stanton’s Statement

February 2017 Employment Statement

“It is exciting to see that nearly 11,000 of the more than 12,000 people entering the labor force had found work, that is four out of every five people and that is something to celebrate. The economy in South Carolina is robust as businesses continue to grow and expand here, and more and more people are feeling optimistic about opportunities available to them in South Carolina,” said Cheryl Stanton, executive director of the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce. “We do have more work to do. We need to help match the 103,000 unemployed with the jobs available across the state.”



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