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Gov. McMaster will speak following the meeting. Viewers can find a livestream of the governor speaking here.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) β€” Tens of thousands of unemployment claims continue to be made in South Carolina.

Officials said 24,950 people filed jobless claims in the state during the week ending May 23.

It is the least number of claims filed in the past 10 weeks since the pandemic shutdown started.

But only three other weeks since 2000 β€” all after Christmas hiring booms β€” have seen more than 25,000 unemployment claims.

More than 540,000 unemployment claims have been filed in South Carolina so far during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Also Thursday, the Accelerate SC committee meets to present its final report to Gov. Henry McMaster. 

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