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12:44 pm on Friday March 28, 2014

S.C.'s unemployment sees largest drop yet

South Carolina’s unemployment rate fell to 5.7% in February, down 0.7% from January. That's the largest one-month decrease ever recorded since the data series began in 1976. The number of South Carolinians working increased — rising for the seventh...
5:16 am on Tuesday February 18, 2014

Charleston home prices, sales up 15% in January

While the S.C. Realtors Association reported that home sales rose statewide year-over-year in January, the Charleston area blazed ahead.
11:53 pm on Friday November 22, 2013

S.C. Employment improves again to best in 5 years

Following September's 7.9% good news, South Carolina's unemployment improved in October to reach 7.5%. That's the lowest rate since September 2008. The number of unemployed persons fell by 7,457, and those employed increased 3,465. The labor force...
9:26 am on Wednesday August 28, 2013

AAA Carolinas says to expect a busier Labor Day

A stronger economy and cheaper gas prices should yield a busier labor day, according to AAA Carolinas, who says to expect a 5% increase.
6:11 pm on Thursday July 18, 2013

Port of Charleston sees year-over-year growth in containers

The S.C. State Ports Authority handled nearly 1.6 million 20-foot equivalent units, or TEUs, during fiscal year 2013.
6:23 am on Monday July 8, 2013

Sequestration furloughs expected to dent local economy

In Chalreston, at least 4,300 workers will have to go 11 days without pay — and that cut into disposable income is expected to take the wind out of a chunk of the local economy during the summer months.
4:49 pm on Saturday May 4, 2013

South Carolina tourist spending hits a record $16.5 billion

Tourism spending in South Carolina has not only recovered from the Great Recession, but has now hit a record $16.5 billion in 2011.
11:18 pm on Sunday March 17, 2013

Charleston area home sales strong again in February

Image by Flickr user avern After the best start in four years, Charleston area residential homes sales continued to show strength in February, up over last year by 18.7%.
9:58 am on Thursday March 14, 2013

Charleston area home sales strong again in February

After the best start in four years, Charleston area residential homes sales continued to show strength in February, up over last year by 18.7%.
7:16 am on Tuesday March 5, 2013

Jobs, health, education: Fixing South Carolina's problems

From education, health, poverty, jobs, and more, The Post and Courier is digging into South Carolina's myriad of problems that disproportionately hit 28 of the state's more rural counties.  Head to the source at postandcourier.com for more videos

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