Greenville, S.C. – Independent Republican Tom Ervin releases the following statement after the Associated Press reported that South Carolina’s unemployment rate increased for the second consecutive month to 6.4 percent.
It’s disheartening to see a continued rise in unemployment in South Carolina. This trend is consistent with what I’m hearing as I travel the state — people are desperately searching for work to provide for their families.
While Gov. Haley’s view from her mansion might be rosy, one in five South Carolinians are living in poverty. That’s simply unacceptable.
It’s one thing to talk about jobs, it’s another to actually create them. My plan focuses on improving the economy for all South Carolinians, not a handpicked few.
It starts with fixing our crumbling roads and bridges, providing our children with a world-class education, capping college tuition, offering a living wage and eliminating the income tax.
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