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GPS Inclement Weather Operations All GPS Branches (Newberry, Columbia, Orangeburg, Charleston) in South Carolina are opening today no later than 10:00am to allow our staff time to safely travel to each office.   Appreciation and prayers continue to be with all the First Responders and neighbors helping neighbors.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all SC… Read more »

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GPS Inclement Weather Operations All GPS Branches (Newberry, Columbia, Orangeburg, Charleston) in South Carolina are closed today due to flooding.   Please stay tuned for an update about our operations tomorrow.   Our appreciation and prayers are with all the First Responders and neighbors helping neighbors.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all SC residents… Read more »

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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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S.C. jobless rate steady at 5.3% in June Staff Report colanews@scbiznews.com Published July 18, 2014 South Carolina’s unemployment rate remained flat at 5.3% in June, a level unchanged since April, the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce reported today. An estimated 115,583 people were unemployed, an increase of 630 people over the month, while the… Read more »