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SC Unemployment Rate Drops Again

GOVERNMENT JOBS STILL DRIVING THE DECLINE, THOUGH South Carolina’s unemployment rate dropped for the third straight month in November – but once again the decrease was fueled by the addition of thousands of government-funded jobs. Of the 7,100 new jobs the state took credit for creating last month, 3,100 of…

GOVERNMENT JOBS STILL DRIVING THE DECLINE, THOUGH

South Carolina’s unemployment rate dropped for the third straight month in November – but once again the decrease was fueled by the addition of thousands of government-funded jobs.

Of the 7,100 new jobs the state took credit for creating last month, 3,100 of them were government positions.  Meanwhile another 1,200 new jobs were in the “education and health services” sector of the economy – which is fueled in large part by government subsidies.

Over the last three months South Carolina has added 24,700 new taxpayer-funded positions – helping drive its unemployment rate down from 9.1 to 8.3 percent.  In addition to the 3,100 new government jobs created last month, the Palmetto State added 5,100 government jobs in October and 15,500 government positions in September.

Were it not for the addition of these government jobs, the state’s economy would have actually lost workers over the last three months.  Meanwhile South Carolina’s “underemployment” rate – a broader, more accurate measure of joblessness – currently stands at 16.3 percent.

Given the rate at which state leaders have been spending tax dollars, it’s not surprising that the vast majority of job growth in the state is coming from the public sector. South Carolina’s “Republican-controlled” General Assembly has grown government by more than $3 billion over the last two years.  Since taking office last January, S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley has approved all but $273 million out of $45 billion in state spending.

NOVEMBER 2012 UNEMPLOYMENT REPORT (.pdf)

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11 comments

Tt December 21, 2012 at 1:13 pm

The founding fathers wanted an armed and educated citizen – we have overachiever on the former but the latter needs some work – create even more jobs in education!
You won’t work for advanced manufactureres like BMW and BOEING without education!

And Xmas at the mall reveals that public health is abysmal in SC.
Create more jobs in public health and health care.

A healthy and educated workforce will make this state even more attractive to advanced manufacturing.

Otherwise you are left with low paying service industry and manual labor….

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SparkleCity December 21, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Well,

Somebody had to be hired to stuff the “You’ve been fucked by SC DOR” letters into envelopes!!

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Smirks December 25, 2012 at 3:36 pm

The envelopes contain complementary condoms and lube, which is more than we usually get from Haley’s administration.

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? December 21, 2012 at 2:22 pm

I say let the SC gov’t employ everyone. They can suck up a little more to the Feds and get more loans to support it and beg them to open up a few more bases.

The path to wealth is a large gov’t(both state and federal) with the ability to print money to pay the bills and create wealth for everyone.

The Zimbabwe/Weimar/Argentina/Bolvia/Mexico/Soviet etc. et al model just needs tweaking you fools.

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Joe Wilson Is A Very Smart Man December 21, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Come on Fits!

Say it till it hurts!

Its a great day in South Carolina!

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THEONEWHOKNOWS THETRUTH December 21, 2012 at 9:14 pm

THIS IS CRAZY THE AGENCY THAT CONTROLS THIS IS ALSO THE AGENCY THAT PUTS THE FIGURES OUT. SCDEW ARE LAYING PEOPLE OFF BY THE DOZENS THEN HIRING PEOPLE TO FILL THE SAME POSITIONS AT A HIGHER RATE AND GUESS WHAT ALL MOSTLY FRIENDS OR EX MILITARY FRIENDS OF THE GENERAL TURNER WHO HAS A DEGREE IN MUSIC. GO FIGURE.

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THEONEWHOKNOWS THETRUTH December 21, 2012 at 9:19 pm

JUST TODAY A EMAIL WAS SENT FROM THE GENERAL VIA ONE OF HIS GROUPIES TO OBEY HIS ORDER. ABOUT HAVING A MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR THE 26 CHILDREN AND TEACHERS THAT LOST THEIR LIVES IN CONN. LITTLE TO MUCH AND A LITTLE TO LATE THINK WE ALL HAVE ALREADY DONE THAT A WEEK BEFORE BUT TO DEMAND IT AND A DUMMY TO TELL YOU TO OBEY THE EMAIL IS KINDA LIKE THE GOD THING. HOW SAD……….

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BigT December 22, 2012 at 10:48 am

Haley has been ADAMANT AGAINST Obama policy…

Every State isolating itself from the Disaster of the Federal Obama Government is doing better…

The Obama state are going bankrupt, and I hope it just gets WORSE and WORSE for them and he laughs at them and tells them to GET F^&k#d…while he orders another bottle of champaign, after a day on the links…

Haley has a chance if she can survive despite the nightmare thrust upon us known as Obama…but if she waffles at at all…she’ll fall…

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Common Sense December 22, 2012 at 3:28 pm

the usual spewage of total crap from the guy who couldnt pick the winner in a one horse race. The guy who called everyone dumbasses and how he would hand them their ass after the elections..the same guy who didnt pick one single race correctly..ya that asshole…cheers to you Sarah..you are the perfect example of what is wrong with SC and the GOP in a nutshell..cheers to you and your close minded total and complete ignorance.

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Isotope Soap December 22, 2012 at 5:43 pm

T couldn’t pick a turd out of a box of chocolates.

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Isotope Soap December 22, 2012 at 6:05 pm

“Haley has been ADAMANT AGAINST Obama policy…”

Is that why she approvedt her Department of Transportation’s request for a $52 million federal bailout?

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