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S.C. pays off $1 billion unemployment loan By JAMIE SELF jself@thestate.com COLUMBIA Five months ahead of schedule, South Carolina’s unemployment agency has paid off a nearly $978 million loan that helped the state cover jobless claims during the Great Recession. The S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce on Thursday made a final $120 million early… Read more »

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More laid-off workers find jobs in their fields Paul Davidson, USA TODAY 6:02 p.m. EDT August 26, 2014   A growing number of displaced workers are getting jobs in the industries they left — a hallmark of a strengthening recovery. Of the roughly 4 million non-farm workers laid off from jobs they held at least… Read more »