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Statement on October 2017 unemployment rate

by Kristin Coulter | Nov 17, 2017

For Immediate Release

Nov. 17, 2017

DEW Executive Director Cheryl Stanton’s Statement

October 2017 Employment Statement

“Last month South Carolina's robust economy grew further, with businesses hiring more people in nearly every industry sector. The S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce has done its part in relieving businesses’ tax burden by saving businesses nearly $700 million in unemployment insurance taxes since 2013,” said Cheryl Stanton, executive director of the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce. “This is money that businesses can and have used to reinvest in South Carolina workers.”

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