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7:42 am on Saturday November 16, 2013

S.C. Unemployment improves, falling to 7.9% in September

The Palmetto State's unemployment rate has reached a five year low at 7.9%. The news of September's rate was delayed because of the 16-day federal shutdown, which also noted a similar five-year low, reaching 7.2% nationally in September. The report...
5:41 am on Thursday January 12, 2012

Charleston International ranked No. 2 nationally for largest airfare decreases

Image by Flickr user davidkingThe Charleston Regional Business Journal recently report that yet another aspect of Charleston life has been ranked. Charleston International Airport was ranked No. 2 for the largest decreases and smallest increase in...
4:11 am on Tuesday December 21, 2010

FBI reports both citywide, nationwide violent crime is down

Image by Flickr user Linus HenningA recently released FBI report revealed that violent crime in the city of Charleston has dropped in every category except burglaries during the first six months of 2010. The Semiannual Crime Statistics for 2010 goes...
7:12 am on Friday October 22, 2010

S.C. unemployment edges down to 11% in September, 8% in Beaufort

Flickr user kandyjaxx The South Carolina labor market was barely able to edge out the growth in its workforce for a net gain of 652 jobs in September. The total employment increase was 6,219. In all, unemployment edged down to 11% from a revised...
7:11 am on Friday October 22, 2010

S.C. unemployment edges down to 11%, 9% in Charleston

Image by Flickr user kandyjaxxThe South Carolina labor market was barely able to edge out the growth in its workforce for a net gain of 652 jobs in September. The total employment increase was 6,219. In all, unemployment edged down to 11% from a...
11:23 am on Thursday July 16, 2009

North Charleston crime rates declining across the board

Image by Flickr user Eleven EightImage by 20090716-crime.jpg According to the North Charleston Police Department, crime rates in the area have fallen in the first half of 2009. There are some statistics and a full story over at MyParkCircle.com.
11:11 am on Thursday April 16, 2009

Port of Charleston's traffic dips 31% from a year ago

Image by Flickr user montwerxImage by 20090416-port.jpg Shipping: It's smaller than it was just a short while ago. The number of shipping containers that went throughout the Port of Charleston fell by some 31% in February 2009, when compared to...
6:31 pm on Saturday December 20, 2008

City of Charleston's fire rating slips to a three

Image by Ken Hawkins/TheDigitelImage by 20081220-fire-rating.jpg The City of Charleston's fire rating has slipped from Class 1 to 3. The change was largely spurred by deficiencies uncovered in water supply, trucks, equipment, and staffing because of...
12:42 pm on Thursday December 11, 2008

Foreclosure rate improves in S.C., U.S.

Finally, some good news. The percent of homes in foreclosure in South Carolina has dropped for the second month in a row. The drop reflects a national trend after new laws have extended the foreclosure process. The Charleston Regional Business...
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