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FEMA Approves South Carolina for Lost Wages Assistance (LWA)

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Late Tuesday afternoon, FEMA notified the Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) that South Carolina is approved for Lost…

SC Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Data Week Ending August 22, 2020

Initial Claims: For claim week ending August 22, 2020, the number of South Carolinians who filed their initial claim for unemployment insurance…

South Carolina Applies for Lost Wages Assistance Grant

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster and S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) Executive Director Dan Ellzey announced today that the…

Lifeboat Jobs: Hospitality & Accommodation Industry

S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce Releases First 5 of 29 Lifeboat Jobs One of the first industries to close their doors due to COVID-19…

LWA Application Announcement

South Carolina Applies for Lost Wages Assistance Grant   COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster and S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (…

Director Dan Ellzey’s Statement July 2020 Employment Situation

“The latest release for July’s Employment Situation shows the number of jobs continue to rise as the unemployment rate moves lower. The state’s worst…

South Carolina’s Employment Situation July 2020

I. Household Survey(1) Employment: The seasonally adjusted, monthly survey of households estimated the number of South Carolinians working increased…

DEW Executive Director’s Statement July 2020

Employment and Workforce Executive Director Dan Ellzey’s Statement July 2020 Employment Situation   “The latest release for July’s Employment…

SC Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Data Week Ending August 15, 2020

Initial Claims: For claim week ending August 15, 2020, the number of South Carolinians who filed their initial claim for unemployment insurance…

Filling the Lifeboat and Helping South Carolinians Get Back to Work

S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce Will Provide Top 29 Lifeboat Jobs To Consider As Individuals Make Employment Decisions To help support…