South Carolina’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.9 percent last month, the lowest level in 15 years. That good news, which came Friday, was another reassuring indication that our state’s economy is still coming back strongly from the Great Recession.
Many of those jobs gains, especially in our community, have been in the well-paid manufacturing and technological sectors.
Sustaining that winning streak, though, will require increased development of a highly skilled workforce.
And last Friday’s ceremonial opening of Clemson’s new Zucker Family Graduate Education Center in North Charleston means our community and state are rightly investing in that indispensable human asset for the 21st century global marketplace.