- Median income:
$42,059 - Poverty rate:
14.9 percent (16th highest) - Without health insurance:
17.6 percent (12th highest) - Unemployment rate:
10.9 percent (4th highest)
South Carolina has the fourth-highest unemployment rate in the country, contributing to the state’s high level of poverty and seventh-lowest median income. According to the Greenville News, Governor Nikki Haley stated: “The No. 1 key to dealing with these is training people quickly and getting them back to work.” As a result, Haley is in the midst of developing a jobs training program designed to improve the readiness of the state workforce and, hopefully, drive new employers to South Carolina.
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