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19.3% of households in Wilkinson Heights received food stamps in 2017

Wilkinson Heights ranked 198th in South Carolina for the percentage of households receiving food stamps in 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau in August.

New manufacturing orders for electric lighting equipment manufacturing fall 5.8 percent in June

New orders for electric lighting equipment manufacturing decreased $69 million, or 5.8 percent, to $1.12 billion in June, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report which was released in August.

Construction on nearly 48,500 housing units in the South was authorized but not started in June

The total number of single-family homes authorized but not started in June for the South region of the U.S. was 48,500, according to figures released jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

44.6% unemployed in Calhoun County in 2017

44.6 percent of Calhoun County residents between 16 and 65 years old were unemployed in 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Census Bureau: More men than women in Abbeville in 2017

Of the 5,103 people living in Abbeville in 2017, 49.3 percent (2,516) were women and 50.7 percent (2,587) were men, according to U.S. Census Bureau data obtained by the Palmetto Business Daily

Census Bureau: More women than men in Alcolu in 2017

Of the 516 people living in Alcolu in 2017, 60.5 percent (312) were women and 39.5 percent (204) were men, according to U.S. Census Bureau data obtained by the Palmetto Business Daily

Census Bureau: More women than men in Allendale in 2017

Of the 3,120 people living in Allendale in 2017, 52.2 percent (1,630) were women and 47.8 percent (1,490) were men, according to U.S. Census Bureau data obtained by the Palmetto Business Daily

Opinion: Congress should reauthorize the EXIM Bank

As a South Carolina manufacturer and exporter, I know firsthand that being able to ship products around the globe drives growth and brings jobs to our state.

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