Unemployment

A look at the Nation’s unemployment numbers

ABC NEWS– For the third straight week, millions of Americans have filed for unemployment, with 6.6 million filing first time jobless claims in this latest report. On Capitol Hill, there’s now a fight over providing additional funding for small businesses. ABC’s Alex Presha has the latest. Categories: National News, News Tags: Unemployment

A look at the Nation’s unemployment rate

ABC NEWS–The coronavirus pandemic is rapidly rising as both a health and financial crisis loom. Thursday, a new weekly record as unemployment numbers-double last week’s record. Now, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the head of a new bi-partisan oversight committee established to ensure the two-trillion-dollar relief package is spent wisely ABC’s Andrew Dymburt has more. Categories: National News Tags: Unemployment

SC DEW: Unemployment claims increase more than 100% in one week

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–Unemployment numbers in South Carolina and across the nation continue to skyrocket as the coronavirus outbreak continues. Officials with the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce say last week more than 64 thousand people filed initial claims for unemployment benefits. That’s an increase of more than 108 percent. The hardest hit areas are Horry and Charleston counties…

Department of Employment Releases Statement on New Job Numbers

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–South Carolina’s unemployment rate in December was up to 4.1 percent according to numbers released by the Department of Workforce. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged up from November’s rate of 4 percent. According to the Department of Employment and workforce , the number of individuals working across the state decreased by 5,104 people to 2,227,542. “While…

SC Department of Workforce Releases October Jobless Numbers

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– More and more of your neighbors are finding work and it’s setting a new employment record in South Carolina. On Friday, The SC Department of Workforce and Employment released October numbers. The number of employed climbed more than 18 hundred in October, setting a record, according to the Department of Workforce. The number of employed increased by…

Unemployment Numbers Lowest in Decade

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Good news for graduates entering the job market. New national unemployment numbers show the jobless rate is the lowest in a decade. The labor department says unemployment in April was at 4.4% and the U.S. economy added more than 211 thousand jobs in April. In South Carolina, employment officials say the jobless rate remains steady at 4.4%…

Unemployment Rate Drops in U.S.

(WOLO)– Good News on the job front. The Unemployment rate in the U.S. dropped in March to 4.5%, that’s the lowest in 10 years according to numbers released this week. Wages were higher in March compared to one year ago, On the down side, officials say America only added 98,000 jobs in March. The Unemployment rate in South Carolina is…

Unemployment Numbers Released in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina’s unemployment rate has risen slightly as the number of people working in the state climbs to a record high. The Department of Employment and Workforce said Monday that South Carolina’s unemployment rate in January was 4.4 percent, up from 4.3 percent in December. That increase mirrored national unemployment, which also rose 0.1 percent from…