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Human Resources

Aug 19, 2022

Unemployment rate unchanged in SC in July

South Carolina's unemployment rate remained unchanged from June to July at 3.2%, with the state adding an estimated 16,300 nonfarm payroll jobs. However, DEW's monthly survey showed a drop in

Jul 22, 2022

SC’s June unemployment rate estimated at 3.2%

South Carolina's unemployment rate dropped to 3.2% in June, down from May's estimate of 3.3%, though unemployment rates rose in every county. State statistics also show

Jun 23, 2022

VIEWPOINT: Goodwill Industries program matches senior workers, employers

We're all familiar with the thrift stores. What many people don't know? Those great deals fuel an enterprise that provides career training and job placement services for thousands

Jun 17, 2022

S.C. unemployment rate remains unchanged from April to May

South Carolina's May unemployment rate remained unchanged from April at 3.3%, with the leisure and hospitality industry adding 4,000 jobs. While the overall rate remained the same, unemployment rose in every

Jun 13, 2022

Data show increase in wages throughout SC in last 2 years

Local and federal data found that eight of 10 South Carolina metropolitan statistical areas have seen wage increases in the last two years. According to the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, the largest increases

May 20, 2022

SC unemployment rate falls again in April

South Carolina's unemployment rate dropped to 3.3% in April from 3.4% in March, with the largest employment gains seen in financial activities and

Apr 15, 2022

Unemployment falls in every SC county in March

S.C.'s unemployment rate fell to 3.4% in March from 3.5% in February, though the month also saw a decrease of around 7,400 nonfarm jobs. The Columbia metropolitan statistical area saw a loss of

Mar 25, 2022

Unemployment rate remains unchanged in SC in February

Unemployment remained unchanged in South Carolina at 3.5% in February, according to data from the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce. The Columbia MSA led the state in

Mar 14, 2022

Unemployment falls to 3.5% in January in SC

Unemployment dropped to 3.5% in South Carolina in January, down from the revised rate of 3.6% in December 2021. During the past year, the state's economy has added

Mar 3, 2022

CAE chosen as partner in DOD training program

The Columbia Metropolitan Airport is now a member of the SkillBridge program, which partners servicemen and women with companies for internship and training opportunities. The program is open to

Jan 25, 2022

S.C. sees statewide unemployment drop in December

Despite the statewide drop in the unemployment estimate, unemployment rose in every S.C. county, according to S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce data. In December 2021, unemployment fell to

Jan 13, 2022

Initial unemployment claims continue to rise in 2022

Initial unemployment claims in South Carolina kept climbing in 2022, with first-time claims reported for the week ending Jan. 8 reaching their highest total since April 17, 2021. The trend is expected to continue until