Statement on August 2017 unemployment rate

by Kristin Coulter | May 18, 2018

For Immediate Release

Sept. 15, 2017

DEW Executive Director Cheryl Stanton’s Statement

August 2017 Employment Statement

“This past month, I’ve seen how truly blessed South Carolina is to have a robust and growing economy. After receiving the devastating news of the V.C. Summer nuclear facility closure that resulted in the loss of thousands of jobs, our business community came together and provided opportunities to many of the affected workers. But we realize there are more families around the state that have been impacted by unemployment, and we are working to help them find jobs.. I am encouraged as South Carolina businesses are hiring, and her economy is strong,” said Cheryl Stanton, executive director of the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.


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