CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - People out of work in the lowcountry joined a nationwide protest asking Congress to extend their unemployment benefits.
Members of the Charleston Labor Council held a vigil outside the unemployment office on Lockwood Boulevard in downtown.
A new report estimates more than 30,000 South Carolinians will lose their unemployment checks at the end of the month.
The group staged a protest to demand Congressman Tim Scott and other elected officials to take action now.
The average benefits provided by the federal extension amounts to $230 a week which covers a family's minimum expenses for survival.