Local Paper Front Page–South Carolina jobless rate rises for 4th consecutive month

Dana Samuel of North Charleston lost her retail job in June.

The 27-year-old single mother has applied to numerous places for a job.

“It’s hard,” she said. “They don’t call back. They don’t respond. You hear nothing. Some say I’m not qualified for the position. Others say I don’t have the experience.”

Samuel is trying to juggle raising two children, getting a degree in criminal justice from Trident Technical College and landing a job that pays more than the $91 in jobless benefits she receives each week.

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