Posted

U.S. jobless claims fall 6,000 to 271,000   WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) – New applications for U.S. unemployment benefits fell by 6,000 to 271,000 in the seven days ended August 22, the first decline after four straight weekly gains. The latest report on initial claims indicate the labor market is still improving. initial claims have clung below… Read more »

Posted

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 »