Employment Security Commission

Created by section 41-20-10 in 1936, the South Carolina Employment Security Commission is responsible for administering South Carolina’s Employment Security Law. The agency is responsible for securing gainful employment for South Carolina citizens, finding employees for companies, providing unemployment insurance benefits, collecting unemployment taxes, and compiling and disseminating state/federal employment statistics. The agency functions were restructured into the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce in 2010.