SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – Over 24,000 people in South Carolina filed initial claims for unemployment insurance last week, according to the SC Department of Employment and Workforce.
Advance numbers for the week ending May 23 totaled 24,950, a decrease of 4,496 claims from the week prior. The total represents the sixth decrease of recorded claims since mid-March. Over the last ten weeks the total number of initial unemployment claims totaled 540,545.
Greenville County had the most claims with 2,559, followed by Richland County with 2,106 and Spartanburg County with 1,893.