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Gov. Henry McMaster, DEW Executive Director Cheryl Stanton, S.C. Business Leaders Announce Cuts to Unemployment Tax Rate

Gov. Henry McMaster, DEW Executive Director Cheryl Stanton, S.C. Business Leaders Announce Cuts to Unemployment Tax Rate COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor…

Most S.C. college graduates see earnings rise five years after graduating

Most S.C. college graduates see earnings rise five years after graduating Nearly 65 percent of college graduates from S.C. colleges and universities…

Statement on September 2017 unemployment rate

DEW Executive Director Cheryl Stanton’s Statement September 2017 Employment Statement “South Carolina businesses are growing and providing…

South Carolina’s Employment Situation September 2017

South Carolina’s Employment Situation September 2017 Employment Marks New Record The number of people working in South Carolina set a new record in…

Statement on June 2017 unemployment rate

DEW Executive Director Cheryl Stanton’s Statement June 2017 Employment Statement “South Carolina is working and nearly 46,000 of our citizens…

Board awards transportation grants to six workforce development areas

Board awards transportation grants to six workforce development areas The S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) and the State Workforce…

Statement on May 2017 unemployment rate

DEW Executive Director Cheryl Stanton’s Statement May 2017 Employment Statement   “I am encouraged to see the commitment businesses are making to…