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The Official Web Site of the State of South Carolina

To better respond, we are making changes to the claimant system (MyBenefits portal) nightly from 11 pm – 3 am, and our system will not be available. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Welcome to the Department of Employment and Workforce

The S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce is here to help you move from unemployment to reemployment. Our goal is to match job seekers with employers quickly, efficiently and effectively.

From unemployment insurance benefits to personalized reemployment services, our agency provides robust services to support South Carolina's labor force and economic development.


Federal Programs Ending

Federal Pandemic Programs Ending June 26

As per Gov. Henry McMaster’s directive, South Carolina will opt out of the federal pandemic programs with claim week ending June 26, 2021. For more information click here.

DEW Tax Lien Registry

In an effort to streamline the process for employers, DEW has launched a statewide online tax lien registry. Click here to be taken to the registry. 

Tax Lien Registry

Work Search Requirement Starts April 18!

Work Search Starts April 18


Starting April 18, 2021, claimants are responsible to complete two weekly work searches in SCWOS in order to remain eligible for UI benefits. Resources available here!