South Carolina Unemployment Department

The department in this state that handles unemployment insurance is called South Carolina Employment and Workforce. If you have questions or issues about filing a new or weekly unemployment claim, they should be able to assist you. We provide the contact information for the South Carolina Unemployment Department below including the location, phone number and government website where you can find out how to file your claims, report fraud, find a job for employees and help businesses grow for employers. We also provide the information on how to file for SC unemployment online and file for unemployment over the phone.

If you lost your job at no fault of your own, then it is important to file your claim right away. To determine if you are eligible to receive unemployment benefits, you must file an initial claim with DEW. Filing a claim is the only way for eligibility to be determined. The department will review your claim and determine if you meet the requirements to receive benefits. At the time of filing you will need information including your Social Security number. Your work history for the past 18 months including employers’ business names, employers’ addresses, employers’ phone numbers and your salary for each employer. If you are not a US citizen, your alien registration number and documentation and more. To see if you are eligible to receive these benefits and what additional information is needed when applying, find out how to file your South Carolina unemployment claim. As a reminder, unemployment insurance benefits are taxable. You must report any unemployment benefits you receive as part of your gross income on your taxes.

  • Unemployment Department Location
  • South Carolina Employment and Workforce
    1550 Gadsden St
    Columbia, SC 29201

  • Unemployment Claim Phone Number
  • To file for SC unemployment benefits over the phone, call 866-831-1724.

  • Unempoyment Claim Online
  • The easist way to file your claim is through their online system. To file for SC unemployment online, click here.