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Anderson County Unemployment Rate Reaches Record Low

ANDERSON COUNTY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE REACHES RECORD LOW

ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (October 21, 2019) – Anderson County achieved a record-low unemployment rate of 1.7 percent in September 2019, according to local area unemployment statistic (LAUS) data released today by the SC Department of Employment and Workforce (SCDEW).

“Anderson County’s status as a major regional economic development force can never again be called into question” said Anderson County Council Chairman Tommy Dunn.  “For more than a decade the Anderson County Council has supported policies meant to attract and sustain quality job opportunities for our citizens, and today’s milestone achievement gives us cause for celebration and gratitude—our community has been blessed.”

12-MONTH JOB GROWTH NEARS 3,000

The September LAUS report shows that 2,975 more Anderson County residents are employed now than in September 2018. The report also indicates that employment grew by 366 during the period from August to September of this year.  The total county labor force has grown by 2% over the last twelve months.

EMPLOYMENT DATA- SEPTEMBER AND AUGUST 2019

 

Labor Force

# Employed

# Unemployed

Unemployment Rate

September 2019

91,001

89,448

1,553

1.7%

August 2019

91,654

89,082

2,572

2.8%

Change

-653

366

-1,019

-1.1%

         

EMPLOYMENT DATA- SEPTEMBER 2019 AND SEPTEMBER 2018

 

Labor Force

# Employed

# Unemployed

Unemployment Rate

September 2019

91,001

89,448

1,553

1.7%

September 2018

89,206

86,473

2,733

3.1%

Change

1,795

2,975

-1,180

-1.4%

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MEDIA CONTACT: 

Steve Newton, Governmental Affairs Liaison

(864)260-1010

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