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DEW Website Redesign Revealed

S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce Launches Refreshed Website Redesign Offers Improved User Experience and Robust Mobile View Columbia, S.C…

Former Deputy Arrested for Alleged UI Fraud

Former Newberry Deputy and School District Employee Arrested for Alleged UI Fraud DEW & Law Enforcement Partners Statewide Continue to Crack Down…

Two SC Women Arrested for UI Fraud

Two South Carolina Women Arrested for Alleged Unemployment Insurance Fraud DEW Continues to Actively Investigate Fraud, Prosecute Criminal Activity…

Unemployment Insurance Fraud: What You Need To Know!

Unemployment Insurance Fraud 101 WHAT IS UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE (UI) FRAUD? It is considered fraud when an individual or employer knowingly…

Lawmakers Experience Be Pro Be Proud SC Mobile Workshop

Be Pro Be Proud SC Gives Lawmakers an Interactive Opportunity at the Statehouse Gov. McMaster and members of the General Assembly Get Hands-On…

Op-Ed: DEW Assesses Progress in 2020 and Pushes Forward in 2021

DEW: Five Billion Dollars Paid   With 2021 upon us, the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce is looking back over the last ten months to see…

DEW Executive Director’s Statement December 2020

Employment and Workforce Executive Director Dan Ellzey’s Statement December 2020 Employment Situation   “The latest release shows a slight uptick…

South Carolina Employment Situation December 2020

South Carolina’s Employment Situation December 2020   I. Household Survey(1) Employment: The seasonally adjusted, monthly survey of households…

DEW Exceeds $5 Billion in Benefits

S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce Exceeds the $5 Billion Mark for Distribution of Unemployment Insurance Benefits for South Carolinians…

DEW Begins Paying PEUC Program Extension

Benefit Programs Continue to Successfully Roll Out for South Carolinians S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce Begins Paying PEUC Extension…