Unemployment

SC Unemployment Falls to 15-Year Low in June

File COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina’s unemployment rate has fallen to a 15-year low. The Department of Employment and Workforce said Friday that the state’s jobless rate was 5.4 percent in June. That’s down from 5.6 percent in May and is the lowest level since July 2001. In the past year, the state’s labor force has grown by more…

South Carolina’s Jobless Rate Edges Up a Bit

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina’s unemployment rate edged up slightly last month, the first increase in more than a year. The Department of Employment and Workforce said Friday that the state’s jobless rate increased to 5.7 percent in March. That was up from 5.5 percent in February. It’s the first increase since September 2014. The agency cited a record…

The Number of Unemployed Millennials Is Shrinking

WASHINGTON (AP) — Good news for parents: Millennials in their early 20s found work in January. The unemployment rate for workers ages 20 to 24 dropped more than a full percentage point to 8.2 percent last month. That’s the lowest level since June 2007 and a vast improvement over the double-digit jobless rates that stretched from the Great Recession through…

US Added Just 151k Jobs in Jan.; Unemployment at 4.9 Percent

U.S. employers added 151,000 jobs in January, a sharp deceleration from recent months. Getty Images WASHINGTON, D.C. (ABC News) — The U.S. economy added 151,000 jobs in January, a slowdown from recent months but still a sign of a solid job market. Employers raised pay, more people felt confident enough to look for work and the unemployment rate dipped to…

SC Unemployment Rate Stayed 5.5 Percent During December

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ South Carolina’s unemployment rate stayed right where it was last month to end 2015. The state Department of Employment and Workforce said Tuesday that South Carolina’s jobless rate was 5.5 percent in December, the same as November. While unemployment was unchanged, the number of people working in the state went up by more than 10,000 in…

Unemployment in SC Down for 6th Straight Month

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The unemployment rate in South Carolina dropped again in November, the sixth straight month the rate has declined. The state Department of Employment and Workforce announced on Friday that unemployment was 5.5 percent last month, down from 5.6 percent in October. The department said the unemployment rate has not been so low since August of 2001….