It’s debatable whether this recession, the one some folks are calling the Great Recession, is over or not. Some economists say it is; others won’t go that far yet.
But a lot of people are still hurting. They’re unemployed or under-employed and have been looking for months for a new job and haven’t had any luck.
Lancaster County, unfortunately, continues to have one of the highest unemployment rates in South Carolina. Last month, it was over 18 percent, meaning officially almost 1 in 5 Lancaster Countians were unemployed in October.