COLUMBIA — White House hopeful Mitt Romney is planning to talk about the economy, labor policy and jobs at a campaign stop in South Carolina’s capital city.

Romney plans a campaign stop on Tuesday at a company that makes corporate signs like those at the top of skyscrapers.

Romney has been emphasizing the economy and jobs as he tries to move out of a rut. He’s shared front-runner status for months with candidates like Herman Cain and Rick Perry, but he hasn’t managed to become a breakaway leader as he’s dealt with skepticism about being too moderate and inconsistent on positions he took as a candidate and governor in Massachusetts or in his 2008 presidential bid.

He’s been an infrequent campaigner in South Carolina as its Jan. 21 primary approaches.