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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…

DEW Launches Claimant Mobile App

S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce’s Launch of Mobile App Puts the Power of the Claim in the Hands of the Claimant Agency creates another…

DEW Begins Paying $300 FPUC Payments

S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce Begins Paying the $300 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation on Eligible Claims as Part of the…

South Carolina Employment Situation November 2020

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

DEW Executive Director’s Statement November 2020

Employment and Workforce Executive Director Dan Ellzey’s Statement November 2020 Employment Situation   “There’s no doubt our nation and state…

DEW Releases Overpayments Information

S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce Overpayments Information   Columbia – The headline screamed “SC has overpaid $27 Million in jobless…

Employment Resources as Federal Programs Expire.

The Best Present for the Holidays? Employment.   On December 26, 2020, federal unemployment benefits will expire. In the meantime, employers have…

DEW Executive Director’s Statement October 2020

Employment and Workforce Executive Director Dan Ellzey’s Statement October 2020 Employment Situation   “October’s employment situation is a huge…

South Carolina Employment Situation October 2020

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

2021 Employer Tax Rates Released

Gov. Henry McMaster and DEW Executive Director Dan Ellzey Announce 2021 Tax Rates for Employers Tax rates will decrease or remain the same for…