Friday, December 2, 2016

Clarendon County, SC, Historical Employment Data From 2009-2016

In late 2008, the US economy began to crash and the ‘Great Recession’ began. President Obama inherited a disastrous economy when he took office in 2009. The following are historical data on employment and unemployment figures for Clarendon County, South Carolina, during his administration from 2009-2016. SC Governor Nikki Haley played a key role in fostering job creation across the state during this difficult period. Statewide data is available at SC Works Online.

Year
Employed
Unemployment Rate
2009
10,840
15%
2010
11,937
14%
2011
11,661
14.5%
2012
11,566
12.8%
2013
11,636
10.3%
2014
11,870
8.3%
2015
12,062
7.8%
2016
12,423
5.9%

The economy and job market in Clarendon County and across the state of South Carolina is looking good. The state’s unemployment rate recently dropped below 5%. It is hoped that the trend will continue to improve as President-elect Donald Trump and Lt. Governor McMaster take over and guide our economy over the upcoming years.

It’s time to take a big breath and be thankful to everyone in the public and private sectors who have helped guide us through the Great Recession.

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