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6:32 am on Saturday February 20, 2010

P&C faults Employment Security Commission for S.C.'s high unemployment woes

Faulting the S.C. Employment Security Commission for borrowing money to pay unemployment benefits and the state's high unemployment rate, The Post and Courier is saying that all of the commission's leaders need to go. Read their editorial here. I'll...
9:56 am on Monday February 15, 2010

S.C.'s Employment Security Commission being investigated by FBI

Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom contacted the U.S. Inspector General’s office and the FBI regarding the S.C. Employment Security Commission to see if the agency was recording stimulus funding properly. After noticing irregularities in the...
10:19 am on Friday January 2, 2009

Sanford's unemployment stance: A bridge too far?

Image by S.C.Image by 20090102-sanford.jpg S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford's stance against federal bailouts has generally enhanced his standing among the Republican faithful, but his battle with the South Carolina Employment Security Commission may have...
9:14 am on Wednesday December 31, 2008

Sanford yields, will request $146 unemployment loan

The S.C. Employment Security Commission has won its game of chicken against S.C. Governor Mark Sanford. Sanford will request the $146 million in unemployment aid without a commitment of accountability from the ESC. Earlier today I chatted about the...
7:07 am on Wednesday December 31, 2008

Showdown on S.C. unemployment funds to come at high noon

Update December 31: Sanford has asked for the loan. Go read more. First reporting: Governor Mark Sanford is announcing his decision on whether or not to get more money for the state's unemployment fund today at 12:15 p.m. If he does not ask for the...
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...
7:12 am on Friday August 15, 2008

State unemployment up to 7 percent

The jobless rate for South Carolina jumped almost a full percent between June and July, to its highest point since 2005, according to state numbers released Friday. The Post and Courier has some more details on job losses, but here's what the S.C...
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