Unemployment in the Columbia metropolitan statistical area, which comprises six counties, shrank to 9.2% in September from 9.7% in August. Lexington County continued to have the lowest rate in the state, down 0.4 percentage point in September to 8.1% from 8.5% in August. Richland County’s rate was down 0.6 percentage point to 9.6% from 10.2% in August.
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Conducted by the Manufacturing Performance Institute, the study found that manufacturers must determine if they have the workforce, business systems, equipment and strategies in place to successfully compete in the future.
With the completion of the Bridgestone and Continental Tire manufacturing facilities, tire production in South Carolina should reach 120,000 units daily, easily pushing the state to No. 1 in North America.
On Friday, North Carolina state regulators closed Asheville, N.C.-based Blue Ridge Savings Bank Inc. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. was appointed receiver, and entered into a purchase and assumption agreement with Bank of North Carolina, Thomasville, N.C., to assume all of the deposits of Blue Ridge Savings Bank.