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By Michele Smith
The Times 

New from the Port of Columbia


DAYTON—Port of Columbia Executive Director Jennie Dickinson said the county’s unemployment rate held relatively steady, at 10.5 percent in May, compared to 10.4 percent in April. June rates are not yet available.

The state unemployment rate dropped from 15.8 percent to 14.8 percent over the same period of time, she said.

Additional emergency assistance is on the horizon to help local businesses and nonprofits. The Port will be the conduit for funds from three different sources. Dickinson said she will send out a special eNewsletter as soon as the process is open.

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