The Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) extension program, made available through the Continued Assistance for Unemployed Workers Act, has been implemented and is now active. Eligible claimants, who have exhausted their PEUC weeks under the CARES Act, will be able to receive an additional 11 weeks of benefits.
Local Workforce Development Area Recertification Documents Local Area Designation and Documents are open for Public Comment: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act requires that local workforce areas/boards go through a subsequent designation request process periodically (every two years). designation request is due to the State Workforce Board/SC Department of Employment and Workforce by February 15, 2021. […]
Initial Claims: In the week ending March 28, 2020, the advance figures for South Carolina’s initial claims* was 64,856, an increase of approximately 108.85% from the previous week’s count of 31,054 and a 3,149.3% increase from the week ending March 14, 2020.
S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce has taken the following measures to help facilitate the Unemployment Insurance process for individuals and employers who have been affected by COVID-19.