With viral cases declining and states and localities easing restrictions, businesses have added jobs for four straight months, the Labor Department said Friday. Still, the unemployment rate ticked up to 6.1% from 6% in March.
Gov. Henry McMaster is directing the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce to end the state’s participation in all federal, pandemic-related unemployment benefit programs, effective June 30, 2021.
LGBTQ advocates fought another bill focused on keeping transgender athletes from competing in women’s sports in South Carolina. The legislation went before lawmakers Thursday with more than a dozen people signed up to testify.