ROCK HILL, SC (WBTV)- South Carolina's unemployment dropped to its lowest rate in five years in April. All 46 counties added jobs in the last month, and four counties saw their rates drop a full point since March.
"Very glad to hear that," says Rock Hill resident Glenda Sandman. "I have a brother that's a developer and he hasn't been able to develop much in the past few years so I'm glad for him for that. And he tells me that it's getting better too."
We did find some busy construction sites around the area, and plenty of people who say they're sensing a turnaround.
"I'm a local peanut vendor," says Dennis Jackson, "so yeah, I can see my business picking up, and I talk to people that come in – change isn't skyrocketing, but it is coming."
Part of that is because big companies feel comfortable enough to hire again. On Monday, AT&T said it plans to add more than 120 jobs in South Carolina.