Statewide unemployment fell to 7.4 percent in February 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Time for celebration? No.
Economic development and job growth go hand-in-hand (well, reasonable people would agree).
Total employment fell on Haley’s watch (Jan. 2004-Jan. 2012).
It is declining but on an accelerated basis under the leadership trio of Bryant, Reeves and Gunn (Jan. 2012-Jan. 2014).