Aiken County jobless rate drops

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COLUMBIA -- South Carolina’s unemployment rate for February dropped from 9.3 to 9.1 percent, while Aiken County’s rate fell from 9.1 to 8.5 percent.

The nation’s jobless rate last month remained better than both.

At 8.3 percent, the nation’s unemployment rate was unchanged, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Barnwell County, meanwhile, which had the fourth-highest rate among the state’s 46 counties, saw its jobless rate fall from 16 percent to 15.3. Edgefield County held constant at 9.6 percent, according to data released by the state on Friday.

Marion County, at 19.1 percent, had the state’s worst unemployment rate, while Greenville County, at 7.2, enjoyed the lowest.

Palmetto State gains in February were fueled by the educational sector, according to the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.

Non-farm employment in South Carolina increased by 17,900 jobs from January to February, said the department in a release.

The agency said most of the gain, about 10,100, was from increases in K-12 schools and private and public universities, as institutions staffed up to prepare for the spring semester.

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Haki
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Haki 03/30/12 - 10:04 am
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Obama 2012!

Obama 2012!

Augusta resident
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Augusta resident 03/30/12 - 10:46 pm
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Would be lower if someone

Would be lower if someone wasn't finding his soulmate during a bigtime auto manufacturing plant deal.

DataMgr4U
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DataMgr4U 08/03/12 - 02:57 pm
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All the LIARS within Government are reason for unemployment rate

First off lets get the facts right! If unemployment according to aiken county sc is getting better over the last few years why is it that it now takes on average 4-6 weeks to process a unemployment claim verses 2 weeks, 4 years ago. According to the SC dew website they say its because of huge increase in unemployment rate. Thus, the government officials need to stop smoking the weed and get back to reality. If unemployment is decreasing, why would processing be increasing to 4-6 weeks? Next issue, wait period 4-6 weeks for unemployment? How about them hiring personnel and getting unemployed back to work. Next, they say after 4 weeks of job searching you have to accept a job at 90% of the pay you made before getting unemployed followed by you must accept a job of minimum wage at 5 months. Lets do some math with this if you were maxed out on sc unemployment you can only get 326 per week. Minimum wage at 40 hours per week is only 290... Not much difference, but now what about your child care or insurance. Likewise, now they are trying to make it where you have to volunteer 16-20 hours per week ie no pay for working plan! Meanwhile we hear stories everyday where ie example Governor Haleys daughter just got a job working for the state. Good ole boy system is good at work! Myself I am a disabled vet, rated 60% but am expected to work. I have submitted over 200+ federal jobs alone, not including civilian job market. The jobs I applied for resulted in over 20 of them being perfect scores for a federal job plus an extra 10 points for being a disabled vet. The long of it all, I couldn't even get an interview. Hence, this hire a VET garbage is just that garbage. Likewise, when you try to find out who got the job and was he a disabled vet you get buried in bureacratic red tape. However, simple research can show you that many of these position are filled by family members or close friends. Again the good ole boy system!!! These corrupt politicians, senators, legislatures, governors etc are the reason for the collapsing economy in the first place. They give incentives for businesses to do jobs overseas, take kickbacks for favors in housing markets, give billions away to failing corporations, and then want to force good working people to submit to their underpinnings. Look at financial statements and you can see how senators leave their states with a couple hundred thousand dollars and return from the U.S. Capital as multi-millionaires.

For all you in government that want a better economy contact me! Else the future is clearly dictating a civilian unrest in the near future!

Here is just a couple of examples of what can be implemented to help:
First off give huge tax exemptions if businesses hire personnel from the states unemployment offices. This is a two fold process as even a minimum wage job. You would get the minimum wage, plus you get a percentage of the unemployment you would have been getting. The state would be paying less than it would have and unemployment rates would decrease. For all employees working the minimum wage jobs, they would work only 20 hours, and 20 hours would be provided by the state for retraining towards higher paying jobs.

Second process!! CCC, Civilian Conservation Corp, ever hear of it? Put people back to work by making jobs in improving infrastructures. The biggest area affected for improvement would be the biggest cities with over riding crime. Thus, more jobs, infrastructures cleaned up, built, or re-built in areas to drive the drug infested areas out of the U.S. This worked for FDR back in the 1930's and can still work today!

Third area to address: Put in place a program by the states and federal together where veterans and older personnel hired to investigate and ensure fair hiring practices by Federal and State Systems of Government.

Hire me and I'll get these state economics resolved!! Oh yeah that's right, cant't get hired because I don't have a friend or family member in a state or government position!

DataMgr4U
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DataMgr4U 08/03/12 - 02:57 pm
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All the LIARS within Government are reason for unemployment rate

First off lets get the facts right! If unemployment according to aiken county sc is getting better over the last few years why is it that it now takes on average 4-6 weeks to process a unemployment claim verses 2 weeks, 4 years ago. According to the SC dew website they say its because of huge increase in unemployment rate. Thus, the government officials need to stop smoking the weed and get back to reality. If unemployment is decreasing, why would processing be increasing to 4-6 weeks? Next issue, wait period 4-6 weeks for unemployment? How about them hiring personnel and getting unemployed back to work. Next, they say after 4 weeks of job searching you have to accept a job at 90% of the pay you made before getting unemployed followed by you must accept a job of minimum wage at 5 months. Lets do some math with this if you were maxed out on sc unemployment you can only get 326 per week. Minimum wage at 40 hours per week is only 290... Not much difference, but now what about your child care or insurance. Likewise, now they are trying to make it where you have to volunteer 16-20 hours per week ie no pay for working plan! Meanwhile we hear stories everyday where ie example Governor Haleys daughter just got a job working for the state. Good ole boy system is good at work! Myself I am a disabled vet, rated 60% but am expected to work. I have submitted over 200+ federal jobs alone, not including civilian job market. The jobs I applied for resulted in over 20 of them being perfect scores for a federal job plus an extra 10 points for being a disabled vet. The long of it all, I couldn't even get an interview. Hence, this hire a VET garbage is just that garbage. Likewise, when you try to find out who got the job and was he a disabled vet you get buried in bureacratic red tape. However, simple research can show you that many of these position are filled by family members or close friends. Again the good ole boy system!!! These corrupt politicians, senators, legislatures, governors etc are the reason for the collapsing economy in the first place. They give incentives for businesses to do jobs overseas, take kickbacks for favors in housing markets, give billions away to failing corporations, and then want to force good working people to submit to their underpinnings. Look at financial statements and you can see how senators leave their states with a couple hundred thousand dollars and return from the U.S. Capital as multi-millionaires.

For all you in government that want a better economy contact me! Else the future is clearly dictating a civilian unrest in the near future!

Here is just a couple of examples of what can be implemented to help:
First off give huge tax exemptions if businesses hire personnel from the states unemployment offices. This is a two fold process as even a minimum wage job. You would get the minimum wage, plus you get a percentage of the unemployment you would have been getting. The state would be paying less than it would have and unemployment rates would decrease. For all employees working the minimum wage jobs, they would work only 20 hours, and 20 hours would be provided by the state for retraining towards higher paying jobs.

Second process!! CCC, Civilian Conservation Corp, ever hear of it? Put people back to work by making jobs in improving infrastructures. The biggest area affected for improvement would be the biggest cities with over riding crime. Thus, more jobs, infrastructures cleaned up, built, or re-built in areas to drive the drug infested areas out of the U.S. This worked for FDR back in the 1930's and can still work today!

Third area to address: Put in place a program by the states and federal together where veterans and older personnel hired to investigate and ensure fair hiring practices by Federal and State Systems of Government.

Hire me and I'll get these state economics resolved!! Oh yeah that's right, cant't get hired because I don't have a friend or family member in a state or government position!

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