News By Agency : Labor and Regulation

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Continued State Unemployment Claims Decrease
The latest number of continued state claims is 17,163 for the week ending June 13, a decrease of 8,023 from the pandemic high of 25,186 for the week ending May 9.


Continued State Unemployment Claims Decrease
The latest number of continued state claims is 18,649 for the week ending June 6, a decrease of 6,537 from the pandemic high of 25,186 for the week ending May 9.


Continued State Unemployment Claims Decrease
The latest number of continued state claims is 20,573 for the week ending May 30, a decrease of 4,613 from the pandemic high of 25,186 for the week ending May 9.


Unemployment Initial Weekly Claims Decrease
During the week of May 31 through June 6, a total of 817 initial weekly claims for state unemployment benefits were processed by the Department of Labor and Regulation.


Unemployment Initial Weekly Claims Decrease
During the week of May 24 through May 30, a total of 1,435 initial weekly claims for unemployment benefits were processed by the Department of Labor and Regulation.


Unemployment Initial Weekly Claims Decrease
During the week of May 17 through May 23, a total of 3,410 initial weekly claims for unemployment benefits were processed by the Department of Labor and Regulation.


Unemployment Initial Weekly Claims Decrease
During the week of May 10 through May 16, a total of 3,806 initial weekly claims for unemployment benefits were processed by the Department of Labor and Regulation.


Unemployment Claimants Must Request Weekly Payment
The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) reminds unemployment insurance claimants to request a weekly benefit payment by calling 605-626-3212 after 6 p.m. CDT or by filing online at RAclaims.sd.gov any time.


Unemployment Initial Weekly Claims Increase
During the week of May 3 through May 9, a total of 5,131 initial weekly claims for unemployment benefits were processed by the Department of Labor and Regulation.


Unemployment Initial Weekly Claims Decrease
During the week of April 26 through May 2, a total of 3,756 initial weekly claims for unemployment benefits were processed by the Department of Labor and Regulation.


Labor Department Accepting Claims for Additional 13 Weeks of Unemployment Benefits
The Department of Labor and Regulation is now accepting claims for Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) which allows for an additional 13 weeks of benefits at the end of the regular 26 weeks of state unemployment benefits.


Unemployment Initial Weekly Claims Steady
During the week of April 19-25, a total of 5,389 initial weekly claims for unemployment benefits were processed by the Department of Labor and Regulation.


Labor Market Information Center Remains Open
The Department of Labor and Regulation’s Labor Market Information Center (LMIC) continues to operate remotely to provide workforce data, answer information requests and collect statistical surveys.


Unemployment Initial Weekly Claims Decrease
During the week of April 12 through April 18, a total of 5,128 initial weekly claims for unemployment benefits were processed by the Department of Labor and Regulation.


Labor Department Accepting Bulk Unemployment Claims Related to COVID-19
The Department of Labor and Regulation is now accepting bulk unemployment claims related to COVID-19 from any employer laying off over 50 workers.


Division of Insurance Implements Temporary Insurance Producer Licenses
The South Dakota Division of Insurance is implementing a process to issue temporary insurance producer licenses during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Labor Department Accepting Unemployment Claims from Self-employed, Independent Contractors, Gig Workers
The Department of Labor and Regulation is now accepting Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claim applications. Visit dlr.sd.gov/pua for filing instructions.


Unemployment Insurance Initial Weekly Claims Decrease
During the week of April 5 through April 11, a total of 6,152 initial weekly claims for unemployment benefits were filed with the Department of Labor and Regulation.


Unemployment Insurance Claims Tracker Now Available
The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) has added a feature to allow unemployment insurance claimants to track the status of their initial claim online any time.

Unemployment Claimants Called Back Must Accept Work
The Department of Labor and Regulation reminds unemployment claimants who have been placed on a temporary layoff related to COVID-19 that they must return to work if called back to remain eligible for benefits.


Unemployment Application for Self-employed, Independent Contractors, Gig Workers Coming Soon
The Department of Labor and Regulation is finalizing the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) online application with an approximate launch date of Monday, April 20, and has identified documentation required for processing claims.


Unemployment Insurance Initial Weekly Claims Rise
During the week of March 29 through April 4, a total of 7,916 initial weekly claims for unemployment benefits were filed with the Department of Labor and Regulation.


Labor Department Issuing Additional $600 Weekly Unemployment Benefit
The Department of Labor and Regulation is now issuing the additional $600 weekly extended unemployment benefit available to all eligible claimants as a provision of the CARES Act.