Students should have little trouble finding an Upstate summer job

Plenty of jobs are still available, and in some industries, workers remain harder to find as the summer hiring season kicks into high gear.

With the summer break, high schoolers, college students and recent graduates in the Upstate should have no trouble finding temporary work, according to job experts.

“There are still lots of jobs, but not enough people to fill them,” said Ann Angermeier, executive director of the Upstate Workforce Investment Board. “If students or high school graduates want to work this summer, they certainly should have no problem finding a job.”

Falling jobless rate in SC

South Carolina’s unemployment rate in April was just 3.3%, down from 3.4% in March and 3.5% in February. That’s below the national rate of 3.6% in April.

In Spartanburg, the jobless rate was just 2.6% in April, down from 3.2% in March and 4% in February.

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Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin’s rate was even lower, at just 2.3% in April, down from 2.9% in March and 3.6% in February.

Strong job prospects

“While (the jobless rate) is not quite as low as it was before the onset of the pandemic, it is a low figure, historically, and reflects very strong economic conditions,” said Bryan Grady, Labor Market Division Director for SC Works.

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