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Economists see slower growth in booming S.C. economy

...for South Carolina because it will alleviate wage and price pressures and will help keep inflation low," economist Donald Schunk said. "We were about to face a major labor shortage if we continued on this kind of growth," Schunk said. Despite...
Aiken holds economic forum

...ago. The October announcement preceded a midyear 4 percent across-the-board budget cut for South Carolina. Dr. Donald Schunk, a professor of economics at the University of South Carolina, said Tuesday afternoon that the state will be lucky...
South Carolina economy turning around slowly

...While that's a scant 0.8 percent gain, it's better than the job losses posted yearly since 2000, USC economist Donald Schunk says. Schunk forecasts that construction companies will post the biggest gains in payrolls, adding about 5,600...
Refinancing offers good option as loan rates fall

...move 1 percent above the yield of long-term U.S. Treasury securities, which are difficult to forecast, said Donald Schunk, a research economist for the University of South Carolina. However, Mr. Schunk said mortgage rates and other long-term...
Tax break expected to draw shoppers

...kick in a little bit extra to the state government makes them feel better about going out and buying stuff," said Donald Schunk, research economist at the university. Nonexempt items include jewelry, cosmetics, linens, eyeglasses and briefcases...
College furthers economy in Aiken

...impact includes money spent by students and employees in the community on food, housing and other items, said Dr. Donald Schunk, an economist with the Moore School of Business. "There's this ripple effect that generates jobs even beyond campus...
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Local job market tightens

...even greater problem because the majority of these (service) jobs are created in centralized metro sectors," said Donald Schunk, an economics professor with the University of South Carolina's Darla Moore School of Business. "All of a sudden...
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