Haley picks Black to lead insurance agency

...to decide on the Department of Employment and Workforce. Last year's state law that revamped the former Employment Security Commission and moved it into the cabinet put an interim director in the post until March.

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S.C. unemployment agency making early debt payment

...approved a repayment plan in 2010 that increased employers' rates as part of a law that overhauled the former Employment Security Commission and made it a Cabinet agency.The rate increases caused a backlash from business owners hit with bills that...

Job woes aid S. Carolina tech colleges

...asked the Summerville Republican, who serves on a panel that is working to reform the South Carolina Employment Security Commission. In part, said Barry Russell, the president of the 16-school system. Still, he insisted that isn't...

Fewer set to travel locally for holidays

...Unemployment hit a record 12.3 percent in the Palmetto State last month, according to the South Carolina Employment Security Commission. Gasoline prices also have crept up during the past year. During the 2008 holiday season, the average cost...

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...House review COLUMBIA --- A seven-member state House committee has begun a review of the South Carolina Employment Security Commission. The commission runs the unemployment benefits program and calculates the state's monthly unemployment...

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Temporary jobs muddle October's better figures

...level of 12.1 percent set earlier this year, the state agency that calculates the rate said Friday. The Employment Security Commission also said it had revised September's rate up 0.1 percentage points, to 11.7 percent. South Carolina's...

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...confidence in South Carolina has declined slightly in the past three months, according to a survey by the state Employment Security Commission. The agency said Wednesday that its Consumer Confidence Index declined from 131.6 in February to 120...

Democrats bank on platform of change

...support for private-school vouchers and tax credits. During subcommittee hearings on a bill to place the Employment Security Commission under the governor's control, Mr. Ford defended the agency and fought efforts to "micro-manage" it...

Local unemployment rates for August

...10.0 percent in July Edgefield County: 10.7 percent, up from 10.5 percent in July Source: S. C. Employment Security Commission and Georgia Department of Labor

Vouchers covered a trip from plantation

...plantation with his family on Dec. 31 when he drove to Columbia to discuss with reporters a compromise with the Employment Security Commission over a federal loan to help pay unemployment benefits. The vouchers reviewed by the newspaper also included...