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    Local unemployment rate is down significantly making it the perfect time to come to the area

    The Western Upstate has seen some of the best unemployment rate numbers lately, and this month is no exception.  Anderson County’s unemployment rate is now down to 4.7 percent, which is 0.5 percent lower than last month’s rate of 5.2 percent.

    Pickens County is now down to 5.2 percent
    Pickens County is now down to 5.2 percent
    Anderson County's unemployment rate is now down to 4.7 percent - seventh-best in South Carolina
    Anderson County’s unemployment rate is now down to 4.7 percent – seventh-best in South Carolina

    According to Abe Hardesty of the Independent Mail, these numbers are the seventh best in the entire state of South Carolina and one of the best in the Upstate.

    Oconee County did well dropping from 5.8 to 5.2 percent, which is 15th best in the state.  Pickens County’s numbers round out our area on a high note as well dropping from 5.6 to 5.2 percent.

    While the state, as a whole, experienced a 0.1 percent increase in the rate, our area seems to be thriving.

    Executive Director of the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce Cheryl Stanton gave a positive reaction within a press release printed by the Independent Mail.

    “More people are working than ever in our state’s history,” Stanton said.  “South Carolinians are able to take advantage of our robust economy to find a job that allows them to provide for themselves.  This bodes well for our future as businesses know that South Carolina is building a pipeline of skilled workers who are prepared to do the job.”

    Our local area is growing and is the perfect place to start a new life for yourself with a great new job.

    So, what are you waiting for?

    The Powell Group invites everyone to come check out our beautiful homes in the area.  Our team members are here to answer all of your housing questions and concerns.

    (Pictures used from Wikipedia)

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