U.S. Rep. Tom Rice will hold a subcommittee hearing in Dillon County next week about unemployment issues.
From Rice's office:
Data shows that there are differing levels of what can be described as “economic recovery” following the recession. In South Carolina, the degree of unemployment varies greatly from county to county, with a particular disparity between urban areas and their rural counterparts. This trend can be found in various states across America. A report by the National Association of Counties shows that about half of the nation’s counties are still short of their prerecession economic output. This hearing will examine ways in which the federal government can support economic growth and help the private sector create jobs in rural communities across the nation.
The hearing has its own title: Getting Rural America Back to Work: Solutions to Unemployment.
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If you want to go, the hearing is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. in the multi-purpose room of the Dillon Wellness Center at 1647 Commerce Drive in Dillon.