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6:41 am on Friday August 21, 2009

S.C. unemployment rate dips, but for the wrong reasons

For the first time since January 2008, South Carolina's unemployment rate dipped in July. Read more stories on this subject in our unemployment topic page.The latest statewide number is 11.8%, down from June's 12.1%. And the Charleston-metro area...
6:13 am on Friday March 27, 2009

Tourism plans shaken as Patriots Point announces layoffs

Image by Flickr user TeecNosPos Image by 20090327-yorktown.jpg Both the town of Mount Pleasant and its tourism mainstay at Patriots Point (home to aircraft carrier the USS Yorktown) are looking to push tourism up -- in the case of Patriots Point...
4:10 am on Wednesday October 29, 2008

500 could temporarily lose work due to strike

Update October 29: The strike is over, but folks could still temporarily lose jobs because of a reduced workload from the 8-week strike. Read about it at The Post and Courier. Original post: Some 500 people face temporary loss of work as a strike...
8:42 am on Wednesday October 22, 2008

State's unemployed get frustrated, unemployment drops

South Carolina's unemployment rate dipped back from its 15-year high of 7.6% in August to 7.3% in September, after unemployed people simply gave up on looking for work and were not counted. Read more stories on this subject in our jobs topic page.A...
11:34 am on Tuesday October 14, 2008

Piggly Wiggly trims handful of jobs to stay competitive

Image by Flickr user adonis hunter's 'stuff'Image by 20081014piggly.jpg Piggly Wiggly has trimmed 26 jobs at headquarters in the name of being prudent to stay ahead during slower times. Let's hope it really is a preventative effort and not a sign...
6:58 am on Saturday September 20, 2008

South Carolina, Charleston smacked with high unemployment

Image by Flickr user phoebeoftheseaImage by 20080920jobs.jpg Folks were none to happy about a 5% jobless rate, I suspect a 7.6% wouldn't thrill them either. South Carolina's jobless rate is the biggest it's been since May of 1993. New numbers for...
2:58 pm on Sunday June 1, 2008

Moncks Corner manufacturing plant to close

Gates Corporation has announced that it will close its belt manufacturing facility in Moncks Corner early next year. The production will be shifted to other, unspecified facilities. The exact job loss count is unknown, but a story by The Post and...
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