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DEW and SC Works offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. Please note that unemployment insurance payments may be delayed depending on your bank's holiday schedule.

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Statement on October 2017 unemployment rate

Fri, 11/17/2017

DEW Executive Director Cheryl Stanton’s Statement

October 2017 Employment Statement

“Last month South Carolina's robust economy grew further, with businesses hiring more people in nearly every industry sector. The S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce has done its part in relieving businesses’ tax burden by saving businesses nearly $700 million in unemployment insurance taxes since 2013,” said Cheryl Stanton, executive director of the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce. “This is money that businesses can and have used to reinvest in South Carolina workers.”
 

About DEW

The S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) is putting South Carolinians to work. The agency invests in building a pipeline of quality workers, matches workers with jobs, and is a bridge for individuals who find themselves out of work for no fault of their own. This promotes financial stability and economic prosperity for employers, individuals and communities. DEW is dedicated to advancing South Carolina through services that meet the needs of the state’s businesses, jobseekers and those looking to advance their careers.