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News Archive

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…

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 PUA Extension Program

S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce Begins Paying PUA Extension Program   Columbia, S.C. – The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program…

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…