Washington, D.C.— Rep. Tom Rice (SC-07) issued the following statement today regarding South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce’s May 2013 Jobs Report:

“This jobs report is far from encouraging for South Carolinians everywhere—especially recent college graduates, young families, and single mothers and fathers struggling to make ends meet.  Last month’s jobs report gave us a false sense of hope, and I can assure you that I will continue to turn over every rock and look behind every bush for ways I can reduce burdensome federal regulations, promote the economic climate our businesses need to create long-term, high-quality jobs, and work with economic development groups to attract new business, like PTR Industries, to our district.”

View the full SC Department of Employment and Workforces press release and May 2013 employment data here.