SC Department of Employment and Workforce Home Media Center Contact Emergency Weather Alert Weather DEW Home
    Quick Links: File a Claim | SC Works | LMI | Offices | Unemployment Rate: 6.6%


    Laws Governing DEW

    State laws and regulations govern the Unemployment Insurance plan’s administration.

    In 2010, the General Assembly passed two reform bills affecting DEW. One bill affects contributions and payments to the Unemployment Trust Fund. The other bill replaced the Employment Security Commissioners with the Workforce Department Appellate Panel, transferred the Workforce Investment Act program to DEW, and renamed the agency.

    Read the full text of these changes:
    S391 (PDF)
    H3442 (PDF)

    Check back for updates to reflect changes in H3442 and S391.





    Latest News

    Fact Sheet about state's unemployment rate

    State Makes $75 Milion Unemployment Trust Fund Loan Payment

    South Carolina's Employment Situation - February 2015


    LMI Facts Fast!

    SC’s workforce status at a glance ...

    February 2015

    Monthly Employment in SC: SC 2,090,232
    +10,432 increase in February compared to January

    Labor Force
    Employed: SC 2,090,232
    Unemployed:  148,416
    Unemployment Rate: 6.6

    New from SCDEW
    Palmetto Workforce Connections Blog ad