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Statement on the July 2017 unemployment rate

by Dorothy Weaver | Aug 18, 2017

For Immediate Release

Aug. 18, 2017

DEW Executive Director Cheryl Stanton’s Statement

July 2017 Employment Statement

“While we are pleased to see the unemployment rate drop below 4 percent, we realize there are many families that recently have been affected by layoffs. Seeing our business community come together this week to provide opportunities to these and other workers encourages me that people will not be out of work long. South Carolina’s economy is strong, and businesses are hiring, as indicated by the nearly 60,000 jobs currently available across the state.” said Cheryl Stanton, executive director of the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.

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