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Old 04-16-2010, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Greenville County’s unemployment rate also dropped to 10.3 percent in March from 10.9 percent the previous month. Greenville and Pickens County, also at 10.3 percent, had the lowest jobless rate in the 10-county Upstate.

S.C. jobless rate drops for second straight month; Greenville at 10.3 percent | greenvilleonline.com | The Greenville News
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Old 04-16-2010, 02:47 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX - Displaced Michigander
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I worked in recruiting at the Census until recently. That may have something to do with it. Not me, but the number of temporary hires.
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Old 04-16-2010, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Simpsonville
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This state doesn't seem to have a good method of tracking employment. Just because the unemployment rate drops, it doesn't mean that more people are employed. If you chose to stop claiming unemployment benefits, you just stop filing. There's no follow-up to see whether you found a job, became self-employed, simply gave up or ran out of benefits. People who were laid off a year and a half ago are starting to run out of benefits. When that happens, they just drop off the grid thus lowering the unemployment numbers.

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Old 04-19-2010, 10:47 AM
 
Location: New York City
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This state doesn't seem to have a good method of tracking employment. Just because the unemployment rate drops, it doesn't mean that more people are employed. If you chose to stop claiming unemployment benefits, you just stop filing. There's no follow-up to see whether you found a job, became self-employed, simply gave up or ran out of benefits. People who were laid off a year and a half ago are starting to run out of benefits. When that happens, they just drop off the grid thus lowering the unemployment numbers.
Exactly!
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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This state doesn't seem to have a good method of tracking employment. Just because the unemployment rate drops, it doesn't mean that more people are employed. If you chose to stop claiming unemployment benefits, you just stop filing. There's no follow-up to see whether you found a job, became self-employed, simply gave up or ran out of benefits. People who were laid off a year and a half ago are starting to run out of benefits. When that happens, they just drop off the grid thus lowering the unemployment numbers.
That's true everywhere - the rate doesn't account for "discouraged workers" - everybody knows that. The fact is, in relative terms, things have improved, if ever so slightlyl.
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Old 04-19-2010, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Simpsonville
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Things do seem to be looking up. There have been more listings in my field in the last four months than almost of all of last year. It's good to see employers becoming less afraid of hiring.
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