SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – Over 29,000 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 16 totaled 29,446, a decrease of 3,067 claims from the week prior. The total represents the fifth decrease of recorded claims since mid-March. Over the last nine weeks the total number of initial unemployment claims totaled 515,595.
Greenville County had the most claims with 2,845, followed by Charleston County with 2,505 and Richland County with 2,279.