Over 17,000 in South Carolina filed for unemployment last week

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – Over 17,000 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 June 20 totaled 17,098, a decrease of 2,268 claims from the week prior. Over the last fourteen weeks the total number of initial unemployment claims totaled 618,729.

Greenville and Richland Counties had the most claims with 1,642 apiece, followed by Charleston County with 1,242.

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