Mar 25, 2017 06:43 AM EDT

South Carolina Employment Numbers Rise

By Jai S.
South Carolina Employment numbers
South Carolina employment numbers have finally hiked to its highest level in February, 2017.
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South Carolina is reported to have the biggest inflation in employment numbers in the month of February. As per sources, the numbers increased by 10,645 totaling the employment number to 2,219,833. Additional reports suggest that the labor force has risen by 12,380 for the second consecutive month making the resultant number reach 2,323,023.

The State reported that with these increased numbers, South Carolina employment numbers have been reported to reduce the unemployed numbers by 20,992. This adds in 48,846 more employees to the US state. The employment inflation has also affected the national level in February leading to a 0.1 percent decrease in the unemployment rate. So what used to be 4.8 percent unemployed has now reduced to 4.7 percent, nationally.

With the new South Carolina employment numbers set in motion, the job gains are reported to be in Professional & Business Services (+1,400), Manufacturing departments (+1,500), and Transportation, Trade and Utilities section (+2,100).

Also in the news, Lash Group is starting its second building construction with a parking deck at Fort Mill campus, Kingsley, cited by Fort Mill Mayor Guynn Savage. Lash Group, which is a patient support service firm, has already established a 250,000-sqft and five-storey structure in Kingsley. The company has around 1,200 employees and with the grand inauguration of the new building, the firm is reportedly planning to add up twice the workforce by 2020.

Other recent update notes of OK Foods, Inc., which is located in Oklahoma City, Okla., ready to recall 933,272 pounds of breaded chicken food products. US Department of Agriculture cited that the products are contaminated due to foreign materials, which is why the company is asked to recall them. The department further noted that the instant food products, which were produced between Dec 19, 2016, and March 7, 2017, are contaminated with metal. O.K. Foods Inc., received five consumer complaints regarding the issue, so they likely to perform the necessary action. 

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