Anderson County has record low 1.7 percent unemployment

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Anderson County achieved a record-low unemployment rate of 1.7 percent in September 2019, according to local area unemployment statistic (LAUS) data released by the SC Department of Employment and Workforce (SCDEW).
“Anderson County’s status as a major regional economic development force can never again be called into question” said Anderson County Council Chairman Tommy Dunn. “For more than a decade the Anderson County Council has supported policies meant to attract and sustain quality job opportunities for our citizens, and today’s milestone achievement gives us cause for celebration and gratitude—our community has been blessed.”
The September LAUS report shows that 2,975 more Anderson County residents are employed now than in September 2018. The report also indicates that employment grew by 366 during the period from August to September of this year. The total county labor force has grown by 2% over the last twelve months.
September data shows Anderson County has a labor force of 91,001 with 89,448 of those employed.