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Jan 6, 2022

Initial S.C. unemployment claims soar for week ending Jan. 1

For the week ending Jan. 1, first-time unemployment claims rose by more than 2,400 from the previous week, with one county seeing more than 1,300 initial claims, according to data from the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce

Jan 4, 2022

S.C. initial unemployment claims drop slightly to close out 2021

For the final reporting week of 2021, South Carolina saw 1,135 initial unemployment claims, bringing the total of first-time claims filed in the state since March 15, 2020 to 943,540. First-time claims dropped from the previous week by

Dec 23, 2021

S.C. initial unemployment claims show little movement in week

First-time unemployment claims showed little change for the week ending Dec. 18 from the previous week. Richland County had the second-highest number of claims in the state, reporting

Dec 17, 2021

S.C. unemployment rate drops to pre-pandemic level

Unemployment in South Carolina dropped to levels not seen since before the pandemic in November, with the state's leisure and hospitality industry reporting strong gains. Other industries indicating robust recovery include

Dec 16, 2021

Webinars to provide brewing facility job info

The first of four webinars with information about open positions at Richland County's new $400 million brewing facility will be held Friday at noon. Others will follow in the coming weeks

Dec 16, 2021

S.C. initial unemployment claims drop in week

According to S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce data, initial unemployment claims for the week ending Dec. 11 dropped by more than 500 from the previous week, falling to

Dec 10, 2021

S.C. initial employment claims rise after holiday-related dip

For the week ending Dec. 4, first-time unemployment claims filed in the state increased by 994 from the previous week. The fluctuation, attributed by an expert to the Thanksgiving holiday, is expected to be repeated

Dec 3, 2021

Initial unemployment claims drop during Thanksgiving week

Initial S.C. unemployment claims dipped dramatically during Thanksgiving week, according the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, falling to 776. A DEW economist said several factors contributed to the decline, including ...

Nov 18, 2021

Initial S.C. unemployment claims drop by 76 in week

South Carolina saw 1,234 initial employment claims filed for the week ending Nov. 13, a dip of 76 from the 1,310 first-time claims filed the week before. Three S.C. counties recorded double-digit initial claims.

Nov 4, 2021

S.C. sees 1,130 initial unemployment claims to close out October

The Upstate saw a large share of first-time claims, with Greenville County recording 107, Spartanburg County 94 and Anderson 68. Horry County had 97 claims and Richland County 72.

Nov 3, 2021

Veterans Virtual Career Fair to be held next week

The second Veterans Virtual Career Fair, featuring more than 35 organizations from throughout South Carolina, is set to take place Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Online registration is open now.

Oct 22, 2021

S.C. unemployment rate drops to 4.1% in September

Unemployment fell from 4.2% in August and in every S.C. county, according to the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce. S.C. industries reporting gains included leisure and hospitality, which added 3,400 jobs.